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+ Ayler Records: www.ayler.com and Silkheart Records: www.silkheart.se are two labels based in Sweden. If Ayler is more focusing on avantgarde jazz and also to some extent rescued historic recordings, Silkheart " is dedicated to recording improvised music with the final touch that lifts it to the sublime heights of creativity", as they present themselves.
+ Les Allumés du Jazz. The collaboration with this association will open you the doors of many great French independant jazz labels. To name a few: Label Bleu, Deux Z, Nato, Hopi, Evidence, In Situ ....
+ Igloo Records are based in Belgium and for 25 years have been providing a platform for independant European jazz.
ALL ABOUT THE NEW ITALIAN PROGRESSIVE RELEASES!
Agorŕ: Ichinen. ARS IMM / 1022 CD. Street date: 17/01/14. Ichinen is the synthesis of the band's previous works. The tracklist is made up of historical songs, unreleased tracks of the second period of activity of the group and some rarities: never before released recordings of 1978 with Massimo Manzi on drums and Roberto Bacchiocchi on Fender Rhodes electric piano. The Mediterranean atmosphere typical of the group is combined with ethnic and meditative tones that expand the sound structure of the entire album, inspired by the reading of the Nichiren Buddhist principles
Aktuala! After the gorgeous LP reissue of two of their albums, all three are now reissued on CD on the label GDR.
+ GDRCD1102 Aktuala. The debut album from 1973! This reissue is enriched by a booklet with rare and unreleased images, plus the bonustrack "Flauti", taken from the solo works of Walter Maioli, the true spiritual guide of Aktuala and still today a tireless investigator of extra-european music and culture.
+ GDRCD1103 La Terra. The 2nd album, released in 1974, also introduced a very young percussionist from India, who would later become famous and world reknown: Trilok Gurtu. This reissue is enriched by a booklet with rare and unreleased images, plus the bonustrack "Dagli Etruschi a Picasso"
+ GDRCD1104 Tappeto Volante. The last album from 1976. This reissue is enriched by a booklet with rare and unreleased images, plus the bonustrack "Il Sussurro dell'Anima".
Aktuala were real music pioneers able to blend world, ethnic, jazz and avantgarde music. Those reissues are more than welcome!
Alphataurus: Prime Numbers (AMS233CD). 28/02/14. By great popular demand, Alphataurus return with the integral legendary performance filmed at the historical Progvention 2010 event, which saw them reunited after more than 35 years. The DVD "Live Reunion", attached to the "Prime Numbers" release, also contains a documentary on the history of the band, with vintage shootings and photos and interviews of the band members. The audio side of "Prime Numbers" consists of a four tracks CD, for nearly 50 minutes of music: these are the three long tracks "Claudette", "Valigie di Terra" and "Dopo l'uragano", recorded live on three different occasions, and a 'Radio edit' version of "Gocce", which was made especially for Record Store Day 2013. The first 500 copies are printed in a special deluxe format, consisting of a mini-booklet enclosed in a 15 x 25cm horizontal cardboard slipcase.
Aurore Lunare: S/T. Lizard (LDV 006 CD). Jan. 2014. Here is a band from Livorno (Tuscany) with a short past between 1978 and 1980. They also opened up for PFM, but the days of the prog dream were fading. Now comes a new album with new recordings of their old songs and several special guests: Tolo Marton (one of the best italian guitar players, with Le Orme in "Smogmagica"), Alessandro Corvaglia (vocalist of La Maschera di Cera), Gianluca Milanese (excellent flute player in many projects, also with Richard Sinclair, Aria Palea and more).
Bill In The Tea: Big Tree. AMS234CD. May 2014. Here is a young and talented band from Sicily and this is basically their full-length debut record. It is mainly instrumental, showing high technical skills featuring a classic rock line-up with keyboard, guitars, bass, drums and a violinist. Musically speaking it is an exciting and fresh blend of Italian progrock with some jazz and post rock influences always keeping a marvellous mediterranean approach to their tunes. Bands that come to mind are the more jazzy PFM (Jet Lag period), Perigeo, DFA, but also King Crimson or even the US Canterburians Happy the Man.
CAP (Consorzioacquapotabile): Il Teatro delle Ombre (DNFT01). 4CD + Book. April 2014. This 40 years anniversary package includes a book that contains more than 200 pages and many unpublished photos, pictures slicked with nostalgia of the 70?s, posters and early edition magazines. 2 audio CDs with retrieved outtakes, bonus tracks, alternative mixes, special and limited editions, ?other languages?, featuring a much valued ?best of? from their 40-year-old artistic career, re-played using vintage instruments. A third CD which includes an audio collection of extracts of their greatest live performances from the best festivals they ever took part in, both in Europe and in the USA. Deserving great attention is the sacred sound of some splendid theatres and various live re-interpretations of well-known cover songs. And as a ?Special 40th Anniversary Gift? you will find a fourth CD containing a completely re-mastered and unedited re-release of the ?Special Anniversary Edition? of their ?seminal? album "Nei Gorghi Del Tempo", which has been unavailable for nearly 20 years. In addition, as a Bonus Track, you will find a superb piece from their Rock Opera "Gerbrand" dating back to 1973! Enjoy!
Alex Carpani: 4 Destinies. Festival Music (F2). 31/03/14. New and third album by the Alex Carpani Band, again featuring guitarist Ettore Salati (ex-The Watch), but also this time David Jackson (sax and flute).
Confusional Quartet: Confusional Quartet Play Demetrio Stratos. Expanded (EXP1637D). Street date: 15/05/14. At the tail end of the 70's, the Bologna based Confusional Quartet represented one of the finest examples of the Italian New Wave scene. A complex and energetic mixture between experimental rock, jazz and fresh sounds resulting from the use of new technologies. In early February 1979, the band's sound inventor and producer Gianni Gitti, armed with microphones and a Revox tape recorder, met Stratos in Bologna and worked on the recording of what would turn out to be one of his very last solo concerts before his premature death. In fact Gitti had the chance to record the complete Teatro San Leonardo performance, plus some precious extra material coming from the daytime rehearsal. After 35 years, when the Confusional Quartet became aware of the existence of those recordings, they immediately decided to use them as sound source and inspiration for some new compositions; a great challenge for such an instrumental music group. This time the voice is there, and what a voice! In these previously unheard recordings Stratos displays his well known sonic vocabulary, a multiplicity of vocal materials and extended techniques such as double sounds, harmonic and throat singing - a wide vocal sound picture moving from improvisation to sound poetry. Surprisingly, the final result shows great integration between Stratos' vocals and the Confusional Quartet's typical blend of keyboards, guitars, bass and drums. The fundamental idea of this new project takes inspiration from concepts like collective work and total freedom - some kind of no man's land where simple melodies meet unusual harmonies and irregular rhythms. A peculiar sonic environment, hard to relate to a specific music genre or style. Also, this music became the soundtrack of a short film realised by Francesco Conversano and Nene Grignaffini, that will be projected during the Confusional Quartet's live concerts.
Conqueror: Stems. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC040). May 2014. On this new album, the band returns to a less orchestral line up than in the past, concentrating on the original form of the very first band. The new album contains eight tracks for a total of over 60 minutes of music. Each song is a glimpse thought from everyday life. The trait d'union of all the songs tells how the passage of time changes the vision of reality undergoing constant change, thus requiring a different way of dealing with situations and relating to them.
Ego: Sistema. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC039). May 2014. New album containing 7 tracks, in a limited edition printed in only 500 copies, as well as one bonus track taken from the recordings for the previous album "Evoluzione delle Forme". It is sprinkled with classical music, but also with electronics and even more with symphonic Prog close to the Canterbury area.
FeM (Forza Elettro Motrice): Sulla Bolla di Sapone. Fading Records (FAD014). April 2014. After their debut EP (?Epsilon? in 2012), FEM reaches its full maturity with a concept, a tale of imagination and symphonic prog-rock at its best. Their music, starting from the classic 70's Italian Prog (PFM, Le Orme and above all Banco del Mutuo Soccorso) moves toward new and adventurous directions. The sound is rich of influences (progressive, fusion, classical music) but nevertheless distinctive, deeply introspective and emotional. The outstanding performance of the new singer, Massimo Sabbatini, emphasizes even more the above-mentioned features of the band. ?Sulla bolla di sapone? (?On a soap bubble?) is based on a story by the German writer Kurd Lasswitz.
Gleemen: Oltre... Lontano, Lontano. Black Widow (BWRCD 164-2). May 2014. Another revival after 40 years! Two founding members alongside some talented young musicians present a new album full of surprises and guests, like singer Bambi Fossati on 2 tracks, Marco Zoccheddu (Osage Tribe, Duello Madre) and more! The design created for the new cover is by the way from the same author who shaped the first album with this fish symbolizing the threat of power against which the culture must always fight!
Greenwall: Zappa Zippa Zuppa Zeppa. Electromantic (ART 1361). CD+DVD May 2014. The 4th release of this Italian band is conceived as a multimedia project. Thanks to a wider musical vision and to a variety of sources of inspiration, past and present of the band find a new path for convergence and continuity. You start with the baroque a cappella doggerel ?Superpezzi? and end up with the reissue of King Crimson?s ?Larks? Tongues in Aspic ? part 1?, which is part of the DVD. A continual astonishment that grows up track by track, video by video.
Il Rovescio Della Medaglia: Live in Tokyo (ARS/IMM1024). 2014. Live in Tokyo is the album of the comeback of the Roman prog band who are now ready to revive for their fans the typical sound that made them famous. Contamination - their most well-known success, with arrangements by Maestro Luis Enriquez Bacalov - is played here with few variations that make this new performance more modern and current, finally recorded live with orchestra.
Il Segno Del Comando: Il Volto Verde. Black Widow BWRCd 161-2. May 2014. New line up and new album out for one of the most mysterious and charming rock bands from Genoa (Italy), back after 12 years! It features various collaborators like Claudio Simonetti from Goblin, Gianni Leone from Balletto di Bronzo, Martin Grice from Delirium, Freddy Delirio from Death SS, Paul Nash & Maethelyiah from The Danse Society, Sophya Baccini from Presence along with Osanna e Delirium, all under the leadership of Diego Banchero. The prog-jazz rock-soundtrack-experimental-dark essence that characterises the tracks in the first couple of chapters has been well developed and rooted.
Latte E Miele: Passio Secundum Mattheum (the complete work). Black Widow (BWRCD 165-2). Street date: 26-03-14. Here's a project based on the remake of the first album, released in 1972, with the addition of 7 new songs and recitations. A host of guests take part in it, from co-producer Aldo De Scalzi of Picchio dal Pozzo's fame to New Trolls member Giorgio D' Adamo and more. And the strings of the Gnu Quartet ...
Maxophone: Live in Tokyo. ARS IMM/1023 CD. Street date: 17/01/14. They're still alive! The magic of the songs of the historic 1975 eponymous album lives today in the live entirely recorded in April 2013 at the City Club in Tokyo, during the Italian Progressive Rock Festival. The Japanese concert was an opportunity to present two new songs: "The Island", a song written by the band in 1972 and never before released, and "Guardian Angel". A little taste of the new Maxophone album soon to be recorded!
Museo Rosenbach: Live in Tokyo. Immaginifica (ARS IMM/1025 2CD). Feb. 2014. Recorded at the City Club in Tokyo, this double CD presents the band playing for the first time with the new line up (the three original members of the band, Lupo Galifi, Giancarlo Golzi and Alberto Moreno and four new players: Fabio Meggetto on keyboards, Sandro Libra Max and Andy Senis Borelli on guitars and bass), offering the crowd the whole panorama of their musical world. The tracklist of Live in Tokyo reflects the band's history: the first part takes you back to the past, to Zarathustra and this historic work of 1973 is performed in its entirety. In the second CD, Museo performs the whole Barbarica, their last studio album, which is performed here live for the very first time.
Nodo Gordiano: Nous (AMS236CD). 28/02/14. This is a return and 4th album for the Roman trio, with guitarist Fabrizio Santoro back in the line up. Besides the elaborate geometric pace of the typical group's sound, there are many references to a more vintage Italian 70's prog sonorities, making this CD their most direct and appealing one to date!
Nuova Idea: Live Anthology. Black Widow (BWR166DVD). 29/03/14. Three hours of complete anthology of the first progressive group in Italy: enclosed in this DVD; you will find images of two of the last concerts, in Verona (01/12/2012) and in Genoa (21/10/2011) with all historical components of this important group; all original videos from RAI TV recorded in the seventies; an interview of Paolo Siani who recently presented a new album of Nuova Idea "Castles, Wings, Stories and Dreams" with many important prog musicians such as Joe Vescovi, Mauro Pagani and many more; a photographs collection of new and old pics. "Come, Come, Come" and "La Mia Scelta" from the album "In the Beginning", "Illusioni da Poco" from "Mr. E. Jones", "Un'isola" and "Clessidra" from "Clowns", "Sarŕ Cosě" performed live for the first time and near all tracks from "Casles, Wings, Stories and Dreams".
You won't risk to lose this DVD if you like progressive, a must have for collectors. Enjoy!
Osage Tribe: Arrow Head. Vinyl Magic papersleeve (VM037CD). 21/02/14. Reissue of the band's sole album from 1972, with 2 bonus tracks from vintage singles
Osanna : Tempo (DVD2215). New and highly anticipated release by Osanna, including a beautiful photo book and a double DVD. A collaboration work between Napoli's label Afrakŕ and Black Widow from Genoa, this piece of art will certainly be appreciated by prog afficionados and collectors for its artistic value and for the rediscovered vintage footage that it contains, the synthesis of which has brought to light some "goodies, exclusive and unreleased footage from the 70s. The first DVD, "Osanna - Live in Naples" was recorded at the historic Teatro Trianon in Naples, on October 24th, 2012 and features several guests such as David Jackson or Il Balletto's keyboard mastermind Gianni Leone, to name but a few. The second DVD, "Osanna - Story" is made of 20 clips, selected and retrieved from the archives of the TV channels RAI, Telecapodistria and from private archives too. Osanna took part in various television shows, video clips, and there is also some footage of live concerts! The elegant and stylish book presents an overview of current photographic images, live images and footage from the earliest historical formation of the band, with Elio D'Anna , Danilo Rustici, Massimo Guarino and Lello Brandi with their relative biography in Italian and English.
Picchio Dal Pozzo: Live (Concerto a La Claque Club Genova). ESP045 DVD. 26/02/14. The comeback of the historical group founded by Aldo De Scalzi in the 70's and reformed again for this recent concert held at the "Claque" in Genoa. For the occasion, Picchio dal Pozzo revisits the repertoire of its albums, including "Lindberg", an unpublished record, lost in the 70's and found by some miracle on the web few years ago! All on dual-layer DVD with a lot of surprises ...
Secret Tales: L?Antico Regno. Black Widow (BWRCD 169-2). April 2014. The debut album of the Secret Tales is an imaginary soundtrack that turns the listener?s gaze to the ancient traditions of Celtic folk-medieval, alternating dark atmosphere and refined symphonic progressive melodies... A work of great emotional impact!
Sophya Baccini?s Aradia: Big Red Dragon. Black Widow (BWRCD 162-2). Sophya Baccini may be remembered as founder of the dark hard-prog band Presence. This new project is based on a nearly all-female line up - the exception being guitarist Chicco Acetta - but also benefits from a huge list of guests, from Ange's singer Christian Descamps to Curved Air's Sonja Kristina or - if we stay within Italian borders - Osanna's singer Lino Vairetti ... and more! The album is dedicated to the paintings of the great English genius William Blake (even the album's title comes from one of his paintings!).
Stormy Six: Benvenuti nel Ghetto. Vinyl Magic (VM156CD+DVD). New work by the cult band, made in collaboration with the artist Moni Ovadia, who between songs reads the testimonies of those who lived the horrors of nazism; the new album is indeed conceptual, as it focuses on the events that occurred on April 19th, 1943 within the Warsaw ghetto: the first collective rebellion act against the Nazi oppression, a strong protest that lasted about one month! The package comes in a special deluxe format, consisting of an 8-page booklet with cardboard cover, all housed in a horizontal slipcase measuring 15x25cm. The CD presents 11 new songs and the DVD captures the entire performance of the same tracks, as played during the Spring of 2013.
Submarine Silence: There's Something Very Strange In Her Little Room. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC035). Release date: 18/06/13. This is a project carried by keyboardist Cristiano Roversi of Moongarden fame. It involves many players from other bands such as Mangala Vallis, represented by colleague and drummer Gigi Cavalli Cocchi, but also the newer Catafalchi Del Cyber. Roversi's sweet spot is vintage retro-prog so if I tell you that the band dedicates a little symphonic cameo to the sound of Genesis (and to Tony Banks particularly), then the circle is full ended, right?
Syndone: Odysséas. Fading Records (FAD012). March 2014. Odysseas is the fifth album of the renewed Syndone , new prog folk band active during the early 90's, back in action with the reunion of 2010. And this time afew surprises follow, first of all the special guesting of spectacular drummer Marco Minnemann! Another extraordinary musician offered his art to Odysseas : John Hackett, flutist cultured and eclectic , best known for his collaboration with his brother Steve Hackett. Odysseas shows a band still more decisive , firm and tight-knit, providing an updated and dynamic symphonic 70's prog -rock.
Aldo Tagliapietra: L?angelo Rinchiuso. Self Release (TGL0003-1). The new album by Aldo Tagliapietra features 12 tracks. This time with a full band and a true prog feeling, not the minimalistic song-inspired that Aldo used us too earlier. The author of the artwork is Paul Whitehead, famous for his Genesis and VDGG covers. The CD comes as a gatefold minisleeve CD, with a 12 page booklet including lyrics.
Three Monks: The Legend of the Holy Circle. Black Widow (BWR 159). CD or LP. Here is the 2nd concept album from the Italian band, after their debut album ?Neogothic Progressive Toccatas? published in 2011. The project is centered around the incredible pipe organ playing of Paolo Lazzeri supported by a thundering bass/drums rhythm section and little else. This album is a church organ purist's dream. The music is incredibly heavy, vast, formal, and tinged with centuries of age. You feel as if you are walking into one of those centuries old European cathedrals and hearing the phenomenal power of the ancient organ, swirled into often dizzying progressive rock pieces. Not to miss!
V/A: Veruno Prog Festival - The Best of 2 Days Prog 2013 (CT1004-8265). As every year, the double DVD that tells us about the must-see performance of the artists at the Mega Festival Veruno is released. Also this year, the friendly town of Novara has provided distinguished guests who have made our hearts beat with joy. So in this double DVD we can see the amazing performances of Neal Morse, of Galahad, the incredible Three Friends (perhaps for the first time on DVD), Haken, Elora, Moon Safari, Curved Air and Alan Sorrenti. Almost four hours that make us hope for another unmissable edition in 2014.
The Watch: Tracks From The Alps. Street date: 21/02/14. New album, dedicated to the mountain chain north of Milan that has played a big role in some of the band?s guys lives. It will contain all original new music from The Watch and a small cute cover ?Going out to get you? Genesis used to play live in 1971. The musical atmospheres in the album change a lot through the songs, from very rock powerful progressions to quiet and more acoustic sections performed by 12 strings guitars arpeggios and electric pianos. Producing the album the band has - as usual - used only original instruments from the 70s, like mellotron, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizers, Hohner electric pianos (the same one used by The Beatles), double neck and 12 strings electric and acoustic guitar. Arrangements are rich and melodies are always to be discovered and something never foregone, this is what keeps the tension high when listening to this album.
Fabio Zuffanti: La Quarta Vittima. AMS (AMS230CD). January 2014. Lyrically inspired by Michael Ende's "The Mirror in the Mirror", musically speaking the album is a tortuous journey through multiple genres, in the best tradition of prog-rock. It may be his most varied, eclectic and personal album ever. Standing for all lyrics and the music, he directs many of his past collaborators, among whom we find Agostino Macor and Laura Marsano (La Maschera di Cera), plus the young keyboardist Emanuele Tarasconi from Unreal City.
IT'S A BIG ... BIG ... WORLD!
PROG IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!
Bass Communion: Untitled Deluxe 4CD Box. Street date: 23/05/2014. Limited edition of 2000 copies in a deluxe hardback slipcase, complete with 60 page booklet, featuring each of the four discs in a Japanese style mini album sleeve.
Curved Air: North Star. Street Date: 17/03/14. Cherry Red (CRVE002). Curved Air features original members Sonja Kristina and Florian Pilkington-Miksa with classic era guitarist Kirby Gregory. They are joined by violinist Paul Sax, keyboardist Robert Norton and bass player Chris Harris. North Star is the band?s first album featuring new studio material since 1976! The full length CD features a mixture of re-recordings, cover songs and seven new original songs, all housed in a lavish digipack.
The Enid: 40 Years: Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Box Set Dvd+2CD. Street date: 04/03/2014. Limited run of 2000, individually numbered, presented in a DVD sized Digipack case with full colour design inside and out and encased in a glossy printed"O" tube. This is a three-disc set comprising two Audio CDs containing 140 mins of music and a DVD documentary in which Robert John Godfrey in conversation with Joe Payne and Dave Storey tells the story of the early band. Comes with a 12 page booklet with photos from the time, text by Robert John Godfrey and original bass player (Terry Pack) incuding excerpts from his autobiography and extra material. The two albums encompassed in the set as CDs are "In The Region of The Summer Stars" and Aerie Faerie Nonsense, with plenty of bonus tracks (Revox recordings from 1974, single from 1976, early 1973 version of Ondine, live tracks, etc...).
Genesis: Selling England by the Pound. New experiment, this album is today reissued as pure audio Blu-ray. Street date: 31/01/14.
Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri: Arc Light. EP (a 5-track mini-album). Street date: 10-01-14. This is a little brother to their album "Not The Weapon But The Hand". The album features 4 new tracks and a new version of "Intergalactic" featuring guitars from Aziz Ibrahim, who also plays on two of the new tracks. This is a limited numbered edition on jewel case CD, with an 8 page booklet featuring beautiful photography from Luigi Colosanti and Hogarth's lyrics.
Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come: Journey in Time. CD+DVD. Black Widow (BWRCD 157-2). Street date: 09-04-14. In the 70's Victor Peraino recorded on Polydor Records in England with the father of theatrical rock Arthur Brown, known for his million selling hit "Fire". After about 40 years, Victor and Arthur decide to collaborate again, resurrecting the project Kingdom Come: in this new musical adventure, are reproduced in a new guise some of the best songs included in the album "No Man's Land" and a few other surprises but they also offer some brand new compositions, deploying an odyssey of lovely sounds, underpinned by the omnipresent as ever presence of Mellotron, Moog, VCS3, in an uninterrupted flow of emotions. The DVD includes Live in Motor City Music Factory ? Detroit USA, Live in Los Angeles late ?80?s ? TV Show and more, as well as an interview focusing on "Demon of Love".
Prescott: One Did. May 2014. This is the brainchild of former Stump bassist Kev Hopper, whose distinctive bass style was one of the most striking elements of Stump?s sound during the 1980s. Alongside Hopper is Rhodri Marsden [Scritti Pollitti] on keys and Frank Byng [Snorkel] on drums. Jabbing heteroclite riffs, circular rhythmic patterns, vibrating harmonic clashes, irregular note intervals, all contrasted with pockets of beautiful melody. A contagious album that obsessively invades your brain and makes that you will hear, see, smell it long after your CD player has stopped playing!
OUR LITTLE SCANDINAVIAN CORNER!
Änglagard: Prog Pĺ Svenska - Live In Japan. Alvarsdotter (ANG004CD). 2CD Digisleeve. Street date: 15-05-14. Here is the unbridled recording of Änglagĺrd performing live for the first time as a new group, sharing the stage with Crimson ProjeKCt for three nights at the legendary Club Citta in Japan. You will find yourself grabbing for your hat during exquisite hard- progging passages, and yet be able to hear a feather drop when the band goes down for super-sensitive ostinatos (the album was a real challenge to mix for superb mixing-engineer Alar Suurna; the dynamic level was huge!).
Arabs In Aspic : Pictures in a Dream. Black Widow (BWRCD 152-2). They are from Norway and this is their 2nd album for the label, their first - Strange Frame of Mind - being already sold out. Recorded in Norway and mixed in Sweden, here's the follow up, featuring special guest Rune Sundby of legendary 70's band Ruphus on vocals.
Lalle Larsson: Until Never. Reingold Records. 2014. This new album is a collection of piano ballads; the music expresses the softer minimalistic and lyrical side of the Swede's playing and composing.
Motorpsycho: Behind The Sun. Rune Grammofon (RLP3155 or RCD2155). 07/03/14. New album by the Norwegian, keeping up in the same and more accessible vein as their previous album "Still Life With Eggplant". The LP version comes as a coloured 2LP, one disc white, the other black.
Necromonkey! was born from the meeting of two artists: the classically-trained percussionist, composer and producer Mattias Olsson, a founding member of legendary Swedish band Änglagĺrd , and keyboardist David Lundberg, from another great Swedish prog band, Gösta Berlings Saga. Having realized they were kindred spirits, they released two albums on the label Roth Handles, presented now and distributed by the Italian from Black Widow: Necroplex (RO 001) and A Glimpse of Possible Endings (RO 002). Plenty of other musicians also contribute to those albums, your guaranty for a rich sound palette and the elaboration of a complex and experimental prog music!
The Opium Cartel: Ardor. Termo Records. The Norwegian Art pop collective return after their much-acclaimed debut with their sophomore effort ?Ardor?. Featuring a stellar cast including No-Man/Henry Fool?s Tim Bowness and Stephen Bennett, White Willow/Änglagĺrd drummer Mattias Olsson, as well as members of Wobbler, Jaga Jazzist and Pixel, not to mention two of Norway?s foremost vocal talents; Venke Knutson and Alexander Stenerud. The project is helmed by White Willow guitarist/songwriter Jacob Holm-Lupo. While continuing the atmospheric, slo-mo proggy pop sound of the first album, this new album is a somewhat different beast, taking inspiration from 80?s art pop icons like The Blue Nile, Japan, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, as well as drawing on the contemporary electronic pop of bands like M83.
Tusmřrke: Riset Bak Speilet. Svart Records (2014). Street date: 16-05-14. With roots streching deep into the Scandinavian neo-progressive rock underground of the early nineties and a pinch of psychedelia, this Norwegian quartet comes here with their 2nd album, skillfully channelling the spirit of classic British acid folk rock and soaking it in a black witches cauldron. The spellbinding concoction is at times reminiscent of classic acts like Jethro Tull and Incredible String Band, and also not entirely far off from modern forest magicians such as Hexvessel and Wolf People. Available on CD as well as LP (black or white vinyl).
Wrupk Urei: Kőik Saab Korda. AltrOck Productions (ALT040). March 2014. The sound of this band from Estonia is mainly on the trails of important and well established bands of the same geographical area, such as Phlox and Kaseke, and Jaga Jazzist from Norway. Wrupk Urei reminds partially of those flavours, adding a personal hint characterized by psychedelic reminiscences and evident references to the Canterbury sound.
Řresund Space Collective: Damo Suzuki Mřder ŘSC. Space Rock Productions (SRP020). 3 12" LPs in a triple fold out cover, handnumbered limited edition of 500 copies (100 x coloured and 400x black). Recorded live at a sold-out concert in Copenhagen, in February 2013. Release date: June 2014
FROM OVER THE ATLANTIC!
Crimson ProjeKct: Live in Tokyo. Street date: 28/02/14. Featuring the talents of Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph; The Crimson ProjeKCt primarily focuses on repertoire from the early 1980s through to the mid-90s. The band has a double trio line-up, as made popular by Crimson between 1994 - 1997.
Eter-K: Watching the Universe (AP1105 CD). March 2014. Peruvian band offering a progressive rock in a space-rock and psychedelic vein, Ozric Tentacles obviously being one of their influences. Five compositions and a total time of 55 minutes, only the first is below the 10-minute mark, the other are long tracks.
Factor Burzaco: 3. AltRock Productions (ALT039). March 2014. Third release for the Argentinean band, recalling much more their debut self-titled album than their previous effort! it marks a new step ahead in their avant-garde proposal, on the tracks of bands such as Thinking Plague, Henry Cow and the contemporary classic music. It's a sort of dreamlike journey in which adventurous music and emotions come together. Carolina Restuccia's vocal extension and interpretation is as usual astonishing: intriguing, mysterious, dark and shining at the same time. Fans of RIO and not conventional progressive-rock will be delighted for sure!
Glass Hammer: Ode To Echo. Street date: 11/03/14. This is the 14th studio album by America?s top-prog group and it represents the most powerful ensemble of Glass Hammer members ever assembled on one recording, including cameo performances by past members Walter Moore and Michelle Young, but also Rob Reed of Magenta and David Ragsdale of Kansas. Add mastering by top-man Bob Katz and you're in for the highly anticipated studio album by prog-legends Glass Hammer!
Huis: Despite Guardian Angels. Unicorn Records (UNCR-5088). 2014. Huis ("home doors" in French, and "house" in Dutch) is a five member musical project officially formed by Pascal Lapierre and Michel Joncas at the end of 2009, after an oustanding and inspiring trip in the Netherlands. At that time, they decided to put on tape (read hard drive!) some ideas they had in mind since a long time. Over time, three other talented musicians, William Regnier, Sylvain Descôteaux and Michel St-Pčre (Mystery), joined the band, each one bringing a special touch to Huis? sound.
Nathan Mahl: Justify. Unicorn (UNCR-5089). Street date: 01-06-14. For Justify, bandleader Guy LeBlanc has recruited his most trusted and reliable collaborators to record 7 new songs that explore Good and Evil, and the best way to tell the difference. From its first aggressive sensual strains to the grandiose passionate finale, Justify will take you for a ride that covers the whole spectrum of human emotions and attitudes. Nathan Mahl delivers an album of hard-edged prog/fusion that surely will please fans of these genres.
Ut Gret: Ancestor?s Tale. AltrOck Productions (ALT041). April 2014. New album by the Kentucky based outfit, exploring anew unexpected structures and textures, always with a deep love and enthusiasm and benefitting this time of the guesting vocal performance of the American singer Cheyenne Mize
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After Crying: Anniversary Concert. 2CD+DVD. Periferic (BGDV221). Recorded live at the Palace of Arts (Budapest, Hungary) on November 9th, 2011. The 1st CD contains the live version of the band's latest studio album "Creatura". This was the first and official live introduction of this album, in its full length. The 2nd CD and the DVD have the same musical material: compositions from the very beginning until today featuring a real symphony orchestra. After Crying have always been using classical instruments, chamber orchestras and/or huge symphonic orchestras as a natural part of their compositions and sound. DVD Screen format: 16:9 HD / Sound: 2.0 / All regions.
Susan Clynes: Life Is ... Moonjune Records (MJR061). USA release date: February 18, 2014. This release was compiled from three live concerts done at two different locations, each one with a unique band configuration. The Archiduc, an historic Art Deco bar in Brussels dating back to 1937, served as the backdrop for two of these performances. The first was done in trio format with Nico Chkifi on drums and Pierre Mottet on bass. The second was a more intimate solo performance at the Library of The Cultural Center of Bree. The third and final performance saw the return to the Archiduc, this time as a duo with Simon Lenski on cello. Each band configuration provided its own framework and pallet of tonal colors for these diverse sound portraits. As to the leader, her piano work runs the gamut from such radio-friendly performers as Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, briefly dipping into Tony Banks-like arpeggiations and cascades, and arriving at the jazz-inflected polytonality of French composer, Darius Milhaud. The distilled and emotive songs for voice with piano accompaniment bring to mind such undervalued luminaries as Laura Nyro and Essra Mohawk.
East: Blue Paradise (GRCD-018). Feb. 2014. After almost 30 years this legendary album comes released for the first time on CD. The material is the English version of East's first album, Játékok, released in 1981 in Hungary as a very limited vinyl edition: only 4000 got printed. This reissue contains 2 very rare instrumental bonus tracks, the first single of East from 1979. The material has been faithfully remastered, so the CD sounds very good. The booklet contains rare photos and full libretto. This elegantly designed digipak would be an excellent gift for all the fans of Hungarian progressive music.
Frequency Drift: Over. Gentle Art of Music (GAOM 021). Street date: 14/02/14. Fifth studio album for the Southern German band, held together by an even larger harmonic and rhythmic variety, not surprising when one takes a look at the selection of instruments. Still investigating the mix of classical touches and harder edges, the band shows a strong thirst in experimentation, always willing to find something new. Add a fruitful collaboration with RPWL's Yogi Lang (sound mixing) and you're in for a great treat!
Kampec Dolores: Tema Principale. New album for closing 2013, on Trottel Records (SZ02TR2005CD). The album evolved from the recording of two improvised sessions on May 15-16th 2013. Still with saxophonist István Grencsó in the line up.
Machine Mass featuring Dave Liebman: Inti. Moonjune Records (MJR060). 2014. Graced by Liebman?s extraordinary phrasing and improvising skills, "Inti" combines free improvisation with tight rhythmic structures, post-Bitches Brew time signatures with ambient episodes, spreading across different musical and spiritual realities, both playfully and intensely. The band ventures into the fiery electro-jazz territories explored by Bianco and Delville?s recent Machine Mass Trio, which also showcased both musicians? capacity to listen closely and improvise over unpredictable chord, rhythm and time changes while handling live electronics and computer loops.
Pearls Of Swines: Pearls Of Swines. Gazul (GA 8865). April 2014. The music is composed by Frederick Galiay and organized into tables. The texts sung by Sarah Murcia & Frederick Galiay are poems written by Edgar Allan Poe. If the energy and sound of the group clearly come from rock , the composition is harmonically rather in line with the contemporary music of the second part of the twentieth century. Jazz ? Electro ? Rock ? Pearls of Swines contains the influences of each of its members. It is a bridge between these different artistic approaches.
Pegasus: Standby ... ON! Pegasus Records. 06/03/14. Pegasus is the legendary band formed in 1981 in Barcelona and the follower of Iceberg. After a 17-years hiatus, the band has just released a new studio record, the 10th in
their discography, made of 11 new compositions that keep alive the fusion-jazz style that has always been the Pegasus trademark. The new generation is also represented, with Dan Arisa on percussion, son of the much respected drummer Santi Arisa. And yes, Sunyer, Kitflus, Escoté ... the very same line up from the 80's still going on, respect!
RPWL: Wanted. Gentle Art of Music (GAOM 022). Street date: 18/03/14. The new album will be also released as double vinyl as well as a limited edition in additional 5.1 surround sound. The album is a concept one, based on the idea of man getting absolute freedom.
Slowly Rolling Camera: S/T. Edition Records. Street date: 03/02/14 (UK). This is the debut album from a Cardiff based band, with DAVE STAPLETON (composer, Fender Rhodes, piano, Hammond organ) as anchorman and Dionne Bennett as singer and lyricist. Described this way by Crack Magazine: "a jazzed-up nu-soul affair which is stuffed with orchestral sweeps, Bristol-style trip-hop and ethereal drum and bass rhythms". The album's free flowing soul and digital funk shows a boundless approach to arrangement, from warm, free flowing and texturally rich harmonies to vibrating rhythms and ambient soundscapes, with influences of groups like Portishead
Univers Zéro: Phosphorescent Dreams. Arcŕngelo (ARC-1313). The release of the new album by the Belgian has been now postponed to February 2014 and will bring a double change: a label change - leaving the US Cuneiform and taken over by the Japanese Arcángelo - and a line up change, far more important. Univers Zéro abandons the big-sized orchestral format and recenter on itself in a combo form. Drummer Daniel Denis also opens up the composition field to his new partner and only wind instrument player in the band, Kurt Budé (sax and clarinet, percussion). Denis also wanted a rockier band and therefore the enrolment of guitarist Nicolas Dechęne and keyboard player Antoine Guenet. The line up is completed by bass player Dimitri Evers. And the music? There is a continuity with the past; you will find again the syncopated melodic lines and harmonic constructions with references to late 20th century modern classical composers; and you will feel the input of the newcomers as fresh or recycled air, in both cases packed in a tightened new corset! I liked it ...
Amenophis: Time (FGBG 4820). Feb. 2014. 3rd album by a German band with classic prog influences.
Philippe Cauvin: Voie Nacrée (FGBG 4929). Jan. 2014. New opus in the guitarist's discography! Deep to the bone, with no artifacts, just a mature, simple and sincere output centered on the guitar!
Distillerie Di Malto: Suono ! (FGBG 4926). Jan. 2014. Twelve years have passed since the debut album, then being first act for a PFM concert in 2003 and now releasing what could may be the album of maturity! And in order to virtually connect past and present, they even included three songs written some time ago, when Maurizio Di Tollo on drums and Luca Latini on flute played with them. Maybe they achieved their goal: write and play classic progressive rock without virtuosities and compromises, sometimes a truly noble music.
Caravan: Back On The Tracks 2CD. Street date: 07/03/2014. Very limited repress (300 copies) of Caravan recorded live in Utrecht 1997, featuring Pye Hastings, Richard Coughlan, Dave Sinclair, Geoff Richardson and more ..
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Magma: Zühn Wöhl Ünsai. Street date: 25/04/14. 2CD. Recorded on February 6th 1974 and being the band's first date in Germany, here's a live concert focusing on Mekanďk Destruktďw Kommandöh but also Theusz Hamtaahk and a drum solo (both on CD2).
Offering: Concert Triton 2013 2CD+DVD. Thirty years have flown by, removing Offering from the sight and hearing of younger generations. Now they also can benefit from the wonderful "gift" that "Offering" was, Christian Vander and his musicians having decided to celebrate this anniversary by recreating the music with the same enthusiasm as on the original. 127 mn - NTSC all regions
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Dewa Budjana: Surya Namaskar. Moonjune Records (MJR063). April 2014. Recorded in Los Angeles in January and October 2013, this new album presents a straighter Western fusion music from the Indonesian guitarist, in dream company with bass player Jimmy Johnson and the "no-need-to-be-presented" drummer Vinnie Colaiuta; shouldn't it be enough, then enjoy the guest appearance of Gary Husband on keyboards (track 1) and the guitar of Michael Landau (track 7), as well as a few Indonesian guesting players
Inner Drive: Oasis. Lizard (LZ0104CD). Inner Drive is a Russian progressive rock, fusion band playing instrumental music. The band was founded in Moscow in 2006 as a trio: keyboards, drums and bass. Later the band was expanded with violin, flute and guitar. The 10 instrumental tracks included in the album were recorded in the period 2007 to 2013.
Karfagen: Magicians Theater. For this new ?Symphorock Adventure?, two dynamically contrasting lead guitarists light the flames for the famous Kalugin keyboard sounds; add some brutal bass and drum sounds, gorgeous sax and flute and you have the recipe for one hell of a fireball and instrumental storm! As ever with Kalugin, immense thought and detail goes into each album, ?Magicians ? itself taking several years to complete, a musical fairytale played out within the mind with inventive, powerful and expressive tracks, whose "as-ice-quality" production creates a fitting atmosphere and platform which takes the listener on an exhilarating journey, satisfying even the most challenging of music minds!
Little Tragedies: At Nights (FGBG 4937). April 2014. Newest album, but recorded in 2011-2012.
Tohpati: Tribal Dance. Moonjune Records (MJR064). Street date: 20/05/14. New album - third on Moonjune - by the Indonesian guitarist, this time in trio with no less than Jimmy Haslip on bass and drummer Chad Wackerman. Power chords, distorded spare note leads, chugging rhythmic grooves face Haslip's dubmaster bass lines and the rubber-limbed kitwork of Wackerman, creating tracks of infectious syncopation, of sufficient complexity to warrant a player recount!
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Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor: A Way A Land Of Life. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 74). 2014. Limited edition of 400 copies. Recorded at James Bond's Loft, Chicago by Noritaka Tanaka , Dec. 21st 2006. Contemporary jazz mixed with electronics!
Andrew Rathbun Quartet: Numbers & Letters. SteepleChase (SCCD 31781). 05/06/14. New York-based Canadian saxophonist/composer Andrew Rathbun has been releasing series of innovative albums which delight us with consistent creative and entertaining quality. Here on his latest recording Rathbun joins forces with NY?s finest rhythm section - Jay Anderson on bass and Bill Stewart on drums - to produce another unique instrumental jazz album. Phil Markowitz on piano and trumpetist Taylor Haskins complete the quintet. Recorded May 30, 2012.
Andy LaVerne?s One Of A Kind: I Have A Dream - At The Kitano Vol. 2. SteepleChase (SCCD 31782). 05/06/14. Veteran pianist/composer/educator Andy LaVerne has been a stalwart of SteepleChase Label for almost four decades. His latest album here is the sequel to ?Live At The Kitano? with his unique piano/organ trio - Gary Versace on Hammond B3 - named One Of A Kind, which aptly describes the out-of-the-ordinary nature of the ensemble. Anthony Pinciotti is the drummer, completing the trio with Andy on piano
Bittová / Riley / Ziporyn: Eviyan Fire. Victo (VIC 126). Jan. 2014. Recorded on May 16th at Victoriaville's 29th international festival of Musique Actuelle in Canada. The trio allies clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, founder of the Bang On A Can All-Stars orchestra, to Czech violinist Iva Bittová (who previously also recorded with the orchestra) and guitarist Gyan Riley, the son of a certain ... Terry!
Richard Bonnet / Tony Malaby / Antonin Rayon / Tom Rainey : Warrior. Marge 53. Jan. 2014. Digipack. Recorded at the New York studio John Kilgore Sound & Recording on October 13th 2013, this is a French / US project, with Malaby on both tenor and soprano sax, Antonin Rayon on Hammond organ.
Cathala / Durand / Vaillant: Live Au Sunset. Connexe Records (CR-002). May 2014. Trio guitar/sax/drums, with a strong contemporary approach, refined and delicate as well as quirky and daring, flirting at times with rock rhythms but always willing to surprise, search and ... find!
Joan Chamorro & Magalí Datzira: Joan Chamorro Presenta Magalí Datzira. Temps Records (TR1435). 10/04/14. Is it the schooling effect of Esperanza Spalding? Magalí Datzira is a double bass player ... and sings! Says saxophonist Joan Chamorro: "She has a very particular way of approaching tempo and melodies, reading them in a special way and confronting a score as if compass bars did not exist". Several guests appear on the album, like saxophonist Perico Sambeat, to name but one.
Ray Charles: Live At Newport ?58. Doxy Dig-A-Log CD+LP (DOK228). Street date: 15/06/14. Live performance + 2 bonus tracks. On of his first performances in front of a jazz audience!
George Colligan Trio : Ask Me Tomorrow. SteepleChase SCCD 31783. May 2014. Featuring the new comet Linda Oh on bass
Ctrio: Alternances. Great Winds (GW 3170). April 2014. Born under the sign of three times "C", this challenging trio consists of vocalist Carole Hémard, pianist Claude Terranova and drummer Christian Lété. Classified as jazz in its broad sense, it brings forth a playful poetic modernity!
Olegario Diaz Quintet: Basquiat By Night /Day. SteepleChase (SCCD 31774). March 2014. The title song dedicated to the New York-born Haitian pop artist Jean Michel Basquiat reflects Diaz? deep appreciation of arts. For this - his third album - Diaz put together a highly cohesive ensemble to paint an attractive collage of joyful music.
Pierre Dřrge & New Jungle Orchestra: Tjak Tjaka Tchicai. SteepleChase Records (SCCD 31777). Feb. 2014. This new album by the NJO is of course dedicated to the late saxophonist, who was for Pierre Dřrge a considerable part of his own musical roots.
El Portal: Slow Grind. CAM Jazz (CAMJ 7871-5). 18/03/14. This quintet may have found its way to the high ranks of international jazz, displaying striking instrumental expertise combined with a refined capacity for composition, arrangement and cohesion. Great melodies unfold from multi-faceted musical plots, an underlying tension being shared by all the tunes. With electric guitar and Rhodes alongside tenor sax and the rhythm section, we're definitely heading towards territories where groove, Radiohead-like vibes, openness, even at times a vaguely punk attitude, leave characteristic prints of new-generation jazz players, who manage to embrace so many music styles in a single language.
Tim Garland: Songs to the North Sky. Edition Records. Launching date: 30/05/14. Garland's new double album presents an incredible line up, including among other John Patitucci (bass), Jason Rebello (piano), Asaf Sirkis (drums) and the Royal Northern Sinfonia
Dexter Gordon Quartet: Candlelight Lady. SteepleChase (SCCD 31785). April 2014. This latest Gordon album recorded in 1974 at the legendary Montmartre Jazzhus, Copenhagen, is special because of the fact that - except for a few tracks which were
broadcasted - that night the whole concert of the evening has never been made available to the public before. And Dexter makes this concert even more special with his display of relaxed yet intense power of creativity, together with Ed Thigpen on drums, Kenny Drew on piano and on bass a very young and promising player, Mads Vinding.
Hall & Koenig: Overheard Conversations. SLAMCD552. 21/04/14. The Canadian duo Hall and Koenig presents their first album for SLAM, a studio recording from August 2013 consisting of 11 tracks of impromptu improvisation and "For George", a Koenig original. The improvised tracks bear titles taken from typical snippets of overheard conversation as would be heard in a bar or restaurant; the mood of the music reflecting the snatched phrase. The 'George' in Koenig's composition was Gershwin, who was also a topic of an overheard conversation. Within the confines of the wind and percussion combination, the duo explores a surprising range of textures and composition extended by their choice and range of instruments in different combinations.
Honest John: Canarie. Rudi Records (RRJ1019). April 2014. This young Scandinavian quintet impresses for the actual ability to get through and integrate different styles and music languages. Declared or not, among their influences, we'll notice some apparently divergent associations, spanning from Dutch Free Jazz, through some unidentified folk echoes, to the serious music of composers like Webern and Sciarrino. The uninhibited and energetic sound of Honest John develops with great agility through the combination of different strategies such as open forms and complex structures. The group's original musical path appears as perfectly coherent within the Northern European Creative Music tradition. The line up is: Ole-Henrik Moe (violin), Kim Johannesen (guitar, banjo), Ola Hřyer (bass), Erik Nylander (drums) and Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (alto sax, clarinet).
Max Johnson Quartet: The Prisoner. NoBusiness Records (NBCD 66). 2014. Recorded 20th December, 2012 and featuring Mat Maneri on viola.
Kirk Knuffke & Jesse Stacken: Five. SteepleChase Records (SCCD 31779). May 2014. The first plays cornet, the second the piano. Together they challenge the similar concept of unifying two composer/pianists Carla Bley and Bill Evans. The result is an intriguing amalgam of two artists who seemingly do not have much in common except their genius.
Kostcirkeln: Pang. ILK (ILK221CD). Street date: 26/05/14. The Danish-Swedish band releases here the last part of a trilogy of EPs, started in 2012. ?Pang? is offbeat and sophisticated avant garde pop with influences from afro beat, garage, disco and punk. The music and lyrics are very direct, with a touch of sweetness, energetic anarchy and loving nostalgia. All backed up by sparkling arrangements with sharp edges.
Joëlle Léandre & Pascal Contet: 3. Ayler Records (aylCD-137). March 2014. Recorded live at Carré Bleu in Poitiers in 2012, the 2014 release of "3" celebrates the duo?s (bass/accordion) 20th anniversary and again, their emancipated and ?comprovised? chamber music (incorporating all boldness ? microtonality , dissonance, polyphonies ... ? but never indulging in a mere exhibition of technique and virtuosity) surprises us by tracing its path in the depth, intimacy and resources of a musical friendship where listening remains inexhaustible.
Dick Oatts & Harold Danko: Sweet Nowhere. SteepleChase (SCCD 31778). April 2014. Although they have performed together in all types of groups and bands over the years, this is the first time they perform in a duo setting, Oatts on alt sax and Danko on piano
Omit Five: Speak Random. SLAMCD551. 21/04/14. Omit Five's music presents itself as a colourful kaleidoscope of timbres, melodies, harmonies and free improvisations, selected every time on the basis of each composer's taste and sensitivity, but always referable to one original sound, underlining the deep work they did together as a band while constantly touring around Europe.
"Speak Random" is the quintet's second CD following the eponymous "Omit Five", released 2012 on the Venetian label Caligola Records.
Jason Palmer Sextet: Places. SteepleChase (SCCD 31780). March 2014. All originals here - penned by the trimpetist - are inspired by the places he has visited during his numerous tours throughout the world, written for a sextet including two saxophonists, a guitar player, bass and drums. This is his 4th release.
Pezzoli, Gabriele: Like Eyes. Altrisuoni (AS329). May 2014. A piano solo album marked by an intimate approach and the desire of exploring the harmonic and sound potential of the piano. The dialog with the keys leave enough space to spontaneity and improvisation, tunes emerge from few notes, evolving into striking, ample soundscapes.
Primitive Arkestra: Dolphy's Hat. SLAMCD549. 21/04/14. Subtitled "Directions in Music by David Haney", this album is a collection of recordings by 'Primitive Arkestra' from 2008 and 2013 in quartet to 12 piece, all directed by pianist/conductor David Haney.
Howard Riley: To Be Continued. SLAMCD293. 21/04/14. Solo piano album
Paolo Sapia Quartet/Quintet: Mostly Music. SteepleChase Lookout (SCCD 33113). March 2014. Originally from Italy but currently New York-based, Paolo Sapia started his professional career as jazz pianist. He changed his instrument to alto saxophone in 2004 and moved to New York City with a scholarship from New York University in 2005. Since then he has studied, performed and recorded in the USA with a broad range of internationally respected musicians
Phronesis: Life To Everything. Edition Records. April 2014. 5th album by the Danish/English/Swedish trio, recorded live at the EFG London Jazz Festival in November 2013
Hasse Poulsen & Richard Bonnet: Colors in Water and Steel. Hôte Marge 10. Jan. 2014. Guitar duo pairing French Richard Bonnet with the Danish guitarist, living since years in France. Free, totally improvised and showing a great creativity (many objects used to produce specific effects); interplay, reactivity and complementarity are key words here!
Xavi Reija: Resolution. Moonjune (MJR062). Street date: April 15, 2014. With this new trio, the Catalan drummer from Barcelona has chosen to construct a leaner sound machine that, through careful sharpening of the remaining weapons in the arsenal, has produced some of the finest post-rock avant jazz out there today. Muscular polyrhythmic grooves of propulsive drumming and Bernat Hernandez? funk bass riffing lay the solid foundation for innovative guitar phrasings by Dusan Jevtovic which consider the space between the notes as significant as the notes themselves. And the notes? Elegantly played melodic jazz riffing and subtle volume pedalwork may ultimately yield to feedback and dissonance if the track calls for it. But the drum also waltzes. Delicate and thoughtful kit-work with deft guitar loops add texture and ambience to the sonic pallet making this trio feel more akin to a small orchestra scoring for some incredible film. There is an intelligence at work here ? a painterly approach that enthusiastically seeks to redefine the sonic possibilities that the trio format can bring to the table.
Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Peter Evans: The Freedom Principle. NoBusiness Records (NBCD 67). 2014. Unusual trio where cello replaces bass and tenor sax is the lead voice, this album adds the guesting trumpet of Peter Evans to the front line. Recorded at Namouche Studios, Lisbon, March 18th, 2013.
Samo Salamon Bassless Quartet: 2Alto. SteepleChase Records (SCCD 33112). Feb. 2014. Guitarist Samo Salamon hails from Marigor (Slovenia) and splits his work and life between USA and the European Continent, though in the last 10 plus years his activities have kept growing and expanding in the USA collecting numerous accolades from critics and public alike. The album was recorded during a European tour in February 2012.
Gene Segal Quintet: Mental Images. SteepleChase Lookout(SCCD 33114). May 2014. Russian-Born Gene Segal, who moved to the USA as a child, is one of the elite guitarists of the younger generation from the New York scene. This debut is the first glimpse into an ever-evolving artist revealing his fascination with French composer Olivier Messiaen, one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Recorded September 3, 2013.
The Walter Norris Trio: Lush Life. Water (WATER258CD). April 2014. Lush Life was originally released in 1990. Walter reinvents some classic standards and gives them new life by reharmonizing the chord structures and altering the melodies, his rearranged version of "Lush Life" is a spectacular example. Long out of print, now reissued by Water. Besides Norris on piano, Neil Swainson is on bass, Harold Jones on drums.
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Fresh Sound New Talents
David Ambrosio: Gone (FSNT440). March 2014. Bass player and leader of a sax trio, recorded at Tedesco Studio?s, Paramus, NJ, December 18, 2012
Boom Crane: S/T (FSNT432). March 2014. Peter Van Huffel (as, cl), Michael Bates (b), Jeff Davis (dms). recorded at Tedesco Studios, N.J., March 28, 2013
Demian Cabaud: En Febrero (FSNT428). March 2014. Piano trio recorded in Porto, Portugal, 2012.
Carme Canela & Joan Monné Trio: Granito de Sal (FSNT439). March 2014. Lead vocalist + piano trio recorded at Estudis Laietana, April 19 and 20, 2013
Eva Novoa Quartet: S/T (FSNT431). March 2014. Recorded in Barcelona in 2010.
Phil Grenadier: Shimmer (FSNT437). March 2014. He is the brother of Larry but Will Slater plays bass here, Karen Kocharyan is on drums. Recorded at PBS Studios May 18, 2012
Sam Harris: Interludes (FSNT435). March 2014. Quintet recorded at Sear Sound Studios, New York City, June 17, 2013. Harris plays piano and synthesizers. Alt sax, bass clarinet and flute are the wind instruments used here alongside the rhythm section
Aaron Irwin: Ordinary Lives (FSNT441). March 2014. Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, New York on May 23 and 24, 2013. Aaron is a sax player (alto) and adds to the front line Danny Fox on piano and Fender Rhodes, as well as guitarist Sebastian Noelle. The drummer is Greg Ritchie and the bass duty is the responsability of Thomson Kneeland
Max Johnson: The Invisible Trio (FSNT438). March 2014. The leader is bassist while the front voice is the horn of Kirk Knuffke and the drummer Ziv Ravitz ... an unusual type of trio! Recorded at Acoustic Recording, May 29, 2013
Loren Stillman and Bad Touch: Going Public (FSNT434). March 2014. Recorded in Brooklyn, NY, September 10 and 11, 2012. Soul tinged quartet with Nate Radley on guitar, Gary Versace on Hammond B3 and Ted Poor on drums. Stillman plays alt sax.
Marco Mezquida Trio: My Friend Marko (FSNT426). March 2014. Piano trio recorded in Barcelona, April 10, 2012
Mike Baggetta Quartet: Thieves and Secrets (FSNT436). March 2014. The leader on guitar is backed upfront by Jason Rigby on alt sax, Eivind Opsvik is on bass, George Schuller on drums. Recorded at The Bunker Studio, NYC, June 2013
Vardan Ovsepian: Points North (FSNT429). March 2014. Quartet with pianoand guitar, recorded in Barcelona in 2012
Evaristo Perez: Cajón Jazz Trio (FSNT433). March 2014. Recorded in Fribourg in 2012, with Marta Themo on cajón.
Preminger / Kamaguchi / Garcia: Background Music (FSNT430). March 2014. Sax trio recorded at Estudi Laietana, Barcelona, December 7, 2010.
Sebastien Ammann Quartet: Samadhi. (FSNT425). March 2014. Featuring Eric McPherson on drums
Vinnie Sperrazza: Play Cy Coleman (FSNT424). March 2014. Piano trio recorded in New York in 2012.
Scott Wendholt Adam Kolker Quartet: Andthem (FSNT427). March 2014. With Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Victor Lewis on drums
AVANT GARDE / NEW MUSICS
Lili Refrain: Kawax. Subsound Records. CD & LP (SSR031CD / SD019). Feb. 2014. Third album for this guitarist, composer and performer based in Rome, Italy. Since 2007, she has a solo project in which she uses electric guitar, vocals and loops in real time, without using any computer or pre-recorded tracks. Her songs are created by overlapping sounds that combine minimalist repetition to folk, psychedelia, blues, rock, metal, lyrical opera and guitar virtuosity. Her masterful technique and her refined taste, lead the listener through the maze of an unforgettable act beyond the boundaries of any genre.
Sixth June: Pleasure. 12" Mannequin Records (MNQ045). Jan. 2014. Serbian duo Sixth June - Laszlo Antal, composer of all the tracks and daily an illustrator and music video director + Lidija Andonov, eitherway a professional actress - come with a fresh new 5 tracks 12" EP "Pleasure". They play minimal, industrial synthesized music ? digging into the colder corners of the synthetic 80's for inspiration (Gary Numan, John Foxx, Depeche Mode). Limited edition of 500 copies.
Jorge Ben: Samba Esquema Novo. Doxy LP+CD (DOK225). April 2014. Ben?s first full-length record, this 1963 release contains the hit singles ?Mas Que Nada? and ?Chove Chuva? and is replete with swirling bossa nova rhythms and soaring choruses. Its big-band-style accompaniment, nicely off-set by Ben?s signature minor-tone guitar workings, propels the set into an upbeat and enjoyable listening.
Joăo Gilberto: Bossa Nova! Doxy LP+CD (DOK 206). Feb. 2014. Reissue of the album from 1961, originally released as "Joăo Gilberto".
Joăo Gilberto: O Amor, O Sirriso E A Flor. Doxy LP+CD (DOK 201). Feb. 2014. Reissue of the album from 1960.
Nara Leăo: Nara. Doxy (DOK226). LP+CD. Street date: 15-06-14. Dig-A-Log release of the debut album by the muse of bossa nova. Nara sings beautiful samba, soft and sweet, moody and sensuous, and her sexy voice made her earn the reputation as one of the outstanding talents of her generation.
Miltinho: Miltinho E? Samba. Doxy (DOK227). LP+CD. Street date: 15-06-14. Milton Santos de Almeida aka Miltinho has a respectable resume in Brazilian music. Singer and instrumentalist, leader in several sambas ensemble with great success. His first instrument prior to vocal duties was the tambourine. He was member of one of the first panderista vocal ensemble in Brazil combining two skills: singing and playing. And speaking of bands, Miltinho was present in one of the most successful group in the 1940s, the Anjos do Inferno, who came to tour with Carmen Miranda. This album also benefits of the accompaniment of Orquestra RGE with arrangements and musical direction by Maestro Rubens Perez (Pocho) and Nelsinho.
Naná Vasconcelos: 4 Elementos. Far Out Recordings (FARO177CD). Street date: 28/10/13. This new offering reveals Brazil?s most revered percussionist in his best form yet. Naná Vasconcelos creates and shapes sounds and ideas in his original compositions, with inventive and provocative results.
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Wisdoom, The: Hypothalamus. Heavy Psych Sounds (HPS015CD). Digipack. Street date: 13/02/14. The Wisdoom is a doom/sludge/heavy psych band based in Rome (Italy) and formed at the end of 2010. This is their first full length album, with 4 brand new songs for 45 minutes of pure ecstatic violence through a desperate and lysergic trip over sleep phases.
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Please note the following: all the entries below are marketed at some time and listed here at launch time; most of them are much sought after items and therefore will quickly be sold out! It is impossible for us to know WHEN this will happen and with time going, they may still appear here after being sold out or deleted; therefore take a good look at the street date we provide ( when we know it!) and don't be too surprised if you happen to discover an unavailable item here; you will probably have found it too late, years after it was written down!
3 Hür-El: Hür-El Arsivi. Guerssen (GUESS056). July 09. 2nd album that came out in 1976, still on the Diskötur label. It has a more Western feel than the previous; more drums, less percussions but still an astounding blend of psychedelic rock and Turkish tradition, plenty of distorted fuzz guitar and electric saz. Comes with an insert, with liner notes and photos.
3 Hür-El: S/T. Guerssen (GUESS057). July 09. One of the very few, if not the only one, Turkish groups not doing any covers but only self-penned compositions, here in their debut album from 1972. A brilliant set of Turkish ethno-influenced folk-rock tracks with a psychedelic feel, some great electric guitar and fantastic Eastern percussion. A very rare album now available again, with mastertape sound, insert, liner notes and photos.
A Piedi Nudi: Creazione (95). Mellow Records. Sent in May 08: last copies of this LP + EP by an Italian prog metal band which many have compared to Deus Ex Machina because of the numerous stop-and-go sections, the constant theme changes and the musical complexity. So don't wait too long! If you read this today, act today! ?25
Abdul-Malik, Ahmed : Jazz Sahara. So Far Out (OUT5002LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. Decades before the advent of 'World Music', bassist-composer Ahmed Abdul-Malik introduced Arabic music into jazz, creating a distinct, unique sound that was far beyond its time. He was also the first to use the oud, a pear-shaped, traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument similar to a lute, as a jazz instrument. Recorded in 1958, with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (his bandmate in the Monk quartet), and originally out on the Riverside label, Abdul-Malik's debut solo album Jazz Sahara was a burning fusion of Middle East and West. ?16
Abiogenesi: Io Sono Il Vampiro. Black Widow 180 gram LP (also available on CD). BWR088LP / BWR088CD. 4th album by Tony D'Urso, this album is the soundtrack of the italian horror movie "I am a Vampire" in the usual Dark Prog style but also exploring a more psychedelic touches with the addition of great cover versions of Never Let go (Camel), Lady in Black (Uriah Heep) and Mary Clark (Black Widow) and with the help of Marco Cimino (keys) and Gigi Venegoni (guitars) from the 70's Italian band Arti e Mestieri. Beautiful artwork made by Anna Ferrari in gatefold cover. (LP ?18 & CD ?17)
Agorŕ: Live in Montreux. Vinyl Magic (VM 086LP). 13/07/12. Founded in Ancona, Agorŕ curiously debuted with a live album instead of a studio one; music, as specified in the album notes, is clearly inspired by Weather Report, but the influence of their country fellowmen Perigeo is evident too. The artwork, made by Cesare Monti, is very peculiar too, with a front standing-up edge-cut tree. This is a faithful reproduction, in black audiophile 180gr. black vinyl.
Aitken, Laurel: Rege Dege Ding. Dynamite (DNM14003). 180 gr. 2LP. May 2014. This collection of early singles culls together mento and ska tracks recorded between 1958 and 1962 by ?The Godfather of Ska? for labels like Kalypso and Blue Beat.
Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor: A Way A Land Of Life. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 74). 2014. Limited edition of 400 copies
Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale : S/T. LDM (LDM1). Street date: 11/10/11. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of an album from 1978, also including a 60 x 90 poster and insert. Curious, enigmatic, fractured and gorgeous, this albums features dense electronic soundscapes, including inspired analog synth excursions, classical music tendencies and off course massive "cerebral" avant gardist fantasies.
Alluminogi, Gli: Scolopendra (VMLP121). New 180 Gr. vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. ?17
Alog: Unemployed. Rune Grammofon (RLP 3116). 14/11/11. Individually numbered and strictly limited (300) 4LP edition boasting 77 extra minutes of brand new music not available elsewhere. Three of the records on white vinyl and one on black. Playful, adventurous, mysterious and exploring, this is an experimental, yet accessible, music of the very finest sort and comes highly recommended.
Alphataurus: S/T. AMSLP09. Exact replica of the triple gatefold original cover, with labels replicas and yellow vinyl. Alphataurus were one of the many unknown Italian bands who suddenly had a recording deal - with the newly born Magma label - made an album and disappeared into oblivion.
Alphataurus: Live in Bloom 2010. AMS 49LP-B. Clear Blue 180 gr. vinyl edition. 09/03/12. After being reformed, Alphataurus played a gig on November 6th 2010, part of the Bloom festival in Mezzago, near Milano. It was a memorable event for the lucky 700 people who attended it!
Alusa Fallax: Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione. Vinyl Magic VM103LP. May 2008. Reissue of a great little-known gem, in the best Italian prog tradition, originally released in 1974. The album is led by keyboards with classical influences.
Anak Bayan: S/T. GDRLP0704. Street date late August 08. Band from The Philippines, characteristic of an early 70's style called Pinoy rock. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. ?16
Amon Düül: Meetings with Menmachines Inglorious Heroes of the Past... Klimt Records (MJJ351LP). Nov. 2012. In its ultra rare artwork original! This LP was originally released in 1983 on the small British label, Illuminated Records with an album sleeve of original artwork that was soon inexplicably replaced by a mediocre band photo on all subsequent reissues. It was the second of four all-new studio albums made by this UK-based incarnation of Amon Düül. The new Amon Düül featured John Weinzierl on guitar, ex-Hawkwind bassist Dave Anderson (both from Amon Duul II), ex-Van Der Graaf Generator Guy Evans on drums, and Julie Waring on vocals. For this LP the band moved away from the more free-form freakout of their earlier days towards a sound that was far more structured and derivative, with definite New Wave / post-punk leanings. ?16
Amon Düül 2: Phallus Dei. Revisited Records. 2009. LP reissue with the original artwork. ?19
Amon Düül 2: Yeti. Revisited Records. 2009. Reissue of the 2LP with original artwork. ?24
Andromeda: S/T. Black Widow Records (BWR 140). 05/10/11. One of the hidden treasures of the English psych-progressive era of the late sixties, Andromeda was originally released by RCA in 1969. The new edition will be released on LP, with the addition of the single "Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying / Go Your Way"; the cover will maintain the original artwork with special laminated cover. Andromeda was a blend of psychedelic, progressive, jazz and hard rock power trio which lasted only enough to release one album. They were formed back in 68 by John Du Cann, later of Atomic Rooster.
Anekdoten: Vemod. Virta (VIRTALP001). 2LP. Street date: 11/03/11. Anekdoten's debut album from 1993 has been remastered. With gatefold cover, 180g HQ vinyl including bonus 12"(Sad Rain) and a poster. Limited numbered edition of 400 copies.
Änglagard: Prog Pĺ Svenska - Live In Japan (ANG004LP). 2LP. Street date: 20/06/14. Änglagĺrd has since the success of "Viljans Öga" put a lot of effort in a live album from Japan, where they've shared stage with Crimson ProjeKCt.
Änglagĺrd: Viljans Öga. Street date: 31/07/12. After a long silence, here is the long awaited 3rd opus by the Swedish cult band! Available in a limited (1500 copies) double black vinyl edition or clear vinyl (500 copies) + 4 postcards! Don't wait too long!
Anima Morte: Face the Sea of Darkness. Horror Records (HOR026B). June 2011. 2nd very limited pressing of only 260 copies on bronze vinyl! Will not last forever ...
Antonius Rex: Hystero Demonopathy. Black Widow (BWR 153). Jan. 2013. The new album is a multisound-multistyles of concentrate fusion: gothic, classic, post-classic, dark, doom, metal, impressionist, progressive, post-progressive, after-rock.... with micro electronic inventions and perseverant events. ?17
Antonius Rex: Magic Ritual. Black Widow 180 Gr. BWR 083. After Magic Ritual DVD success, cult band Antonius Rex is back with the Lp edition of Magic Ritual with the addition of a new 15 mins suite called "Fairy Vision" composed in 2001 in Vlad Tepes castle. Music composed by Antonio Bartoccetti, arranged by Doris Norton. ?18
Antonius Rex: Ralefun (32th anniversary edition). Black Widow (BWR 128 LP). Jan. 2011. This cult album from 1979 includes the unreleased song ?Proxima Luna?, recorded in 1980 and is officially released for the first time on vinyl!
Antonius Rex: Zora (77). Black Widow (BWR118LP). 32nd Anniversary Edition. 2010.
Aquila: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ370). Street date 14/04/14. Aquila was formed in 1970 by Welsh guitarist/vocalist Ralph Denyer, who had recently left the group Blonde On Blonde. Aquila's self-titled debut - and only long player - from the same year is a delicious mix of progressive rock, psych-pop sensibility, a Traffic-like funkiness, and pastoral country-rock. Produced by Nirvana's Patrick Campbell-Lyons and powered by Denyer's rugged vocal delivery, Aquila unfairly faded into obscurity rather quickly but has been sought after by collectors for over 30 years.
Arachnoid: S/T. Replica (RPC03). May 2014. This 1979 record is the sole album by the French band, architects of a dark progressive and psychedelic masterpiece, with a King Crimson flavor. "Arachnoid" is not only one of the best classic symphonic rock albums of the second half of the 70's, but also the most complicated and intriguing. LP reissue on 180 gr. vinyl and a limited edition of 500 copies
Area: 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno Gli Arrabbiati Restano. Vinyl Magic (VM 142LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this album from 1978. The music moves in a stronger free-jazz direction. It was the last album with Demetrio Stratos who
died in 1979. Faithfully restored in the original gatefold sleeve cover! ?20
Area: Are(A)zione. Akarma (AK 397 LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. ?20
Area: Are(A)zione. Gatefold LP 180 gram Get Back GET5104. For their fourth album (originally released in 1975 on Cramps), Area's unique sound combined the punch of rock with the frightening chaos of experimental music. The "International POPular Group" was a fascinating band. This album contains one song from each of their previous records plus a 15-minute jam (the title song) and a free-jazz interpretation of "L'Internazionale". ?16,50
Area: Arbeit Macht Frei. Akarma (AK 394 LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. ?20
Area: Arbeit Macht Frei. Get Back (GET LP5101). 2007. Debut album by the massively influential Italian prog group, originally released in 1973 on the experimental Italian Cramps label. This ground-breaking album sailed Italian music into uncharted waters and right off the edge of the earth. Experimental politicized rock with overtures to prog and jazz all held together by Stratos' otherworldly vocals. Reissued with the original gatefold sleeve and the infamous "gun" insert, originally only included in the first 1,000 copies (because it was considered too incendiary and if they continued the album would have been banned). ?16,50
Area: Caution Radiation Area. Akarma (AK 395LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. ?20
Area: Caution Radiation Area. LP 180 gram. Get Back GET5102. Originally released in 1974, the band's second album added increasing levels of fringe experimentation to their already weird recipe. ?16,50
Area: Crac. Akarma (AK 396LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. ?20
Area: Crac. Gatefold LP 180 gram. Get Back GET5103. Area's third album is an eclectic furnace of jazz-rock, ethnic folk, experimentation and an ethically conscious manifesto for the arising of the masses, which made Area an icon of the Italian music scene of the 1970s. This is perhaps the best confirmation of the band's crazy fusion: furious, mind-bending rhythms and melodies balanced with humor and the avant-garde. ?16,50
Area: Event 76. ?12
Area: Maledetti. Akarma (AK 398LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. ?20
Area: Tic & Tac. Vinyl Magic (VM 141LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this album from 1980, the first released after the death of singer Demetrio Stratos. It also introduced two trumpetists and a saxophonist. ?20
Ars Nova: Android Domina. Black Widow. Dark Prog by female japanese trio
Artemiev, Edward: Solaris by Andrey Tarkovsky - OST. Mirumir (MIR100705LP). 18/07/13. Originally only available on a ultra-rare Japanese bootleg, Mirurmir is incredibly pleased to announce the first official issue of the groundbreaking and mind blowing soundtrack to Tarkovsky's masterpiece, Solaris. It has been lovingly reissued in a gorgeous gatefold package including previously unseen photos from the Tarkovsky archives and a cover pulled from the Italian poster for the film. Remastered from the original film soundtrack and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl. ?17
Artemiev, Edward: Solaris: Music From The Motion Picture By Andrey Tarkovsky. Mirumir (MIR100708LP). August 2013. 180 Gr. LP reissue. Recorded in Moscow in 1989-90, these are re-recordings of Artemiev's soundtracks to three classic 1970s Tarkovsky films. At the time of its release in 1990, there were no legitimately available versions of the original soundtracks and Artemiev chose to fill that void in the market with these re-recordings.
Artemiev, Edward: Stalker / The Mirror: Music From Andrey Tarkovsky?s Motion Pictures. Mirumir (MIR100709LP). August 2013. 180 Gr. LP reissue.
Arti & Mestieri: Murales
Arvanitas, George: Soul Jazz. Vadim Music (VAD038LP). 180 gr. LP. 05/07/11. Any European jazz lover won?t hesitate to tell you. Soul Jazz is one of the most rare French modern jazz records and a cult offering that collectors snap up for big bucks. A LP from youth, Soul Jazz has lost nothing of its spirit and shine, and serves as historical proof of French Jazz?s originality. ?17
Ashby, Dorotyhy: The Jazz Harpist. Doxy (DOY698). Feb. 2014. Reissue of her debut album, featuring Frank Wess on flute, Ed Thigpen on drums and bass player Eddie Jones . ?16
Astra: The Black Chord. 2LP. The new 2012 album will be available on transparent orange AND splatter-coloured vinyl. Street date: 16/05/12
Atlas, Natacha: Ayeshteni. ?16,00
Atomic Rooster: S/T. Sireena Records (SIREENA4010). LP. 01/04/11. This LP reissue of the debut album from 1980 comes in gatefold cover with all lyrics and 180 gr. heav-weight vinyl.
Audience: S/T. Lilith Records (LR332LP). 14/12/11. 180 gram LP version + bonus CD of the album. Featuring a new "positive image" cover photo. Both versions present 3 bonus tracks, including the theme from their soundtrack to the 1970 skinhead classic Bronco Bullfrog. ?16
Audience: S/T. Akarma 180Gr. LP (AK357LP). 1969 self-titled debut album penned by a British band who probably were one of the most interesting groups in the British panorama of the late 60's / early 70's. Their sound was a manifestation of their desire to experiment with and masterfully blend different musical styles, such as rock, folk, jazz, and blues. If we must make comparisons, Jethro Tull immediately leaps to mind, particularly because of the band's use of flute. ?16
Ayers, Kevin: Live at the BBC 1970 & 1972. B 13 (B189). 140 Gr. clear yellow vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies).
Baker, Chet: Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings. Doxy (DOX866LP). 180gr. LP. street date: 14/06/12. This album from 1955 was recorded at Capitol Studios in L.A. over the course of two sessions.?16
Baker, Chet: Time After Time. High Quality Vinyl. ?12
Balletto Di Bronzo: On the Road to Ys. AMS 42 LP. Feb. 2011. First time ever vinyl release (180 gr.) of two extraordinary documents, dated 1971! They form the demos recording made by the band in 1971 at Phonogram studios Milan, featuring the embryonic versions of two songs that would later be merged into YS (Introduzione and Secondo Incontro), with English vocals and arrangements that are quite different than the final ones. Taken from master tapes and remastered by Gianni Leone and Nicola di Gia in 2010. Also featuring a bonus track: an unreleased live version of "La Tua Casa Comoda".
Balletto Di Bronzo: Ys. Vinyl Magic (VM164LP). 28/03/14. This milestone of Italian Prog is now reissued in the usual LP-replica edited by Vinyl Magic, including the lyric insert which was present on the original from 1972. The first pressing comes on a lavish white vinyl. For the first time a vinyl reissue of ?YS? has the correct, and original, song-split!
Bambibanda E Melodie: S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP137. May 2009. Post-Garybaldi group, of course featuring Bambi Fossati on guitar; their only album has the usual leading role for Bambi's guitar, but the use of percussion gives a more latin-inspired feel that sometimes reminds of Santana. Exact repro of the 1974 original, labels replicas and 180g vinyl. ?17
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: S/T. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP117LP). Deluxe gatefold LP with inside pocket. Oct. 2012. Reissue of the classic 1975 album that introduced Italian prog rock band Banco to the world! To help their new non-Italian fan base get up to speed however, Banco decided to re-record (with English lyrics) some of their best earlier material, alongside a few new tracks as well. ?17
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: S/T. Sony (88697545051). June 09. Limited LP edition. The first album, simply called Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, housed in a large money box shaped cover, is still one of the most representative examples of the Italian prog, with classical influences based on the twin keyboards interplay and the original operatic voice of Francesco Di Giacomo. ?35
Peter Banks: Two Sides Of Peter Banks. Lilith Records Dig-A-Log Series (LR344LP). 28/06/12. 180 gram LP + free bonus CD of the album. For this album from 1973, Peter Banks (the original guitarist of Yes), along with guitarist Jan Akkerman (of Focus), with whom Banks co-wrote most of the songs on the album, assembled a star-studded cast of characters that included Phil Collins and Steve Hackett (of Genesis), and John Wetton (of King Crimson). Given the talents found here, it is no wonder that band manages to conjure up some real down and dirty prog!
Bass Communion: II. Deluxe 180 gram heavyweight double vinyl edition of the second Bass Communion album from 1999, with exclusive music on Side 4 and the stunning Carl Glover gatefold cover. The music collects the six tracks from the original 1999 CD release, plus exclusive bonus tracks Wide Open Killingfeld parts 2 and 3. This first edition of 500 numbered copies is pressed on white vinyl. ?30
Beatles, The: Thirty Weeks In 1963. Doxy LP box set with 16 p. book (DOY013BOXLP). Jan. 2014. Deluxe LP featuring a 16 page booklet with rare photos documenting the first days of Beatlemania. Through 30 weeks, from February 11 to September 12, the best band of all-time is captured here in the days before flying high to reach the sky and shine like a bright star. Pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl. Limited Hand Numbered Edition of 2,000 copies. ?30
Biglietto per L'Inferno: Il Tempo Della Semina. AMS 48 LP. 25/05/12. This album - recorded in 1974 but only first released by Mellow Records in 1992 - has been since repressed several times and is now available again on AMS Records, in a gatefold format with a beautiful renewed artwork, including exclusive photos by Cesare Monti.
Biglietto per L?Inferno: Live 1974 (BG003LP). 08/06/12. This concert, which was released a couple of years ago as a papersleeve CD and included in a beautiful celebratory boxset, is now pressed as a 180gr. audiophile black vinyl: a due tribute for an immortal band!
Biglietto Per L'inferno.folk: Tra L?assurdo E La Ragione. AMS 43 LP (2010). Limited edition in white vinyl! Behind this retouched famous band name (you have noted the .folk added at the end?) is to be found a special project. Featuring original band members Pilly Cossa, Baffo Banfi, Mauro Gnecchi and blessed by the approval and contribution of singer/lyricist/flautist Claudio Canali, the band's classics have been re-recorded but also re-arranged, in collaboration with young talented north Italian folk musicians (therefore .folk!) and a great female singer.
Björk: Medulla. 2LP (?22)
Black Widow: See's The Light Of The Day. Black Widow (BWR 145). 30/04/12. This 2LP + 10" set gathers the 1969 "demo" version of the album Sacrifice (already released by Black Widow Records under the title "Return to the Sabbat"), rare and unreleased tracks like the acoustic demo version of "Mary Clark" or "Daddy Babe", a long psychedelic track in Affinity style with Kay Garrett on vocals, and finally the first time release of a live concert at Teatro Lirico, Milan, Italy - May 10th, 1971.
Blakey, Art & The Jazz Messengers: Art Blakey!!!!!Jazz Messengers!!!!! (Alamode). Doxy (DOX865LP). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 14/06/12. Originally released in 1961, this album is one of the very few Blakey recorded for Impulse! ?16
Paul Bley ? Ornette Coleman ? Don Cherry ? Charlie Haden ? Billy Higgins: Live At The Hillcrest Club 1958. Doxy 2LP (ACV4001DLP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). This record marks a turning point in jazz history. It may be the earliest recorded example of what Ornette Coleman later called ?free jazz? and it represents the first rumblings of the revolutionary movement which eventually shifted jazz thinking away from bebop. ?20
Blocco Mentale: ¶oa. Vinyl Magic VM 032 LP. 10/06/11. This very obscure and rare album from 1973 was maybe the first ecological conceptual album in the Italian prog history (singing about the evil of polluting the planet); it is today for the first time ever reissued in its gorgeous gimmick gatefold cover. Limited edition in five different colours: red, yellow, white, blue and green.
Blue Phantom: Distortions (1971). AMSLP05. July 08. First legit reissue with its original artwork for what is mostly considered the best instrumental psych record coming out of Italy. Entirely instrumental, Distortions was released in Italy in 1971, along with a single, and later released in other European countries, among which England, this time with a complete different artwork.
Superb fuzzed-out and wah guitars, moog... there's really plenty of "Distortions" here!!! Powerful rhythm section and fantastic guitar work, great production. ?18
Branca, Glenn: Lesson No. 1. 2 x 12" Superior Viaduct (SV039). March 2014. Glenn Branca made his first solo statement, Lesson No. 1, in 1980. The album unveiled his visionary guitar concepts with two monstrous, side-long compositions that helped forge NYC?s downtown art-punk sound and acted as a massive influence on countless young groups, including Sonic Youth and Swans.
Braxton, Anthony / Roach, Max: Birth and Rebirth. Black Saint Dig-A-Log (BS520001). 180 gram LP + CD. Oct. 2012. This album documents the historic meeting, (dated 1979) between Max Roach and Anthony Braxton, or rather the encounter between the tradition and the avant-garde in modern jazz. A profound dialogue between two major figures, the father of modern drumming and the young lion of creative music. ?17
Brubeck, Dave: Time Out. LP release date 31/01/08. ?16
Bruford, Bill: Feels Good To Me. Winterfold BBWF003LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the debut album (78) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: Going Gradually Tornado. Winterfold BBWF005LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the 3rd album (80) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: One Of A Kind. Winterfold BBWF004LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the 2nd album (79) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: Rock Goes To College. Winterfold BBWF009LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the concert performance recorded as part of a live television programme aired in March 1979. First time on LP! Street date: 09/11/09
Burrell, Kenny: Vol. 2. Doxy (DOX856LP). Jan. 2014. With the '56 cover art by Andy Warhol. On this album, the guitarist can be heard in many ways, from solo to a simple rhythm section setting; as part of a wailing quintet; and taking part in a night club jam session that involves two horns, rhythm and himself. Clearly, then, there is no danger at any time that monotony will set in. ?16
Bushman's Revenge: A Little Bit of Big Bonanza. Rune Grammofon (RLP3123). 20/01/12. Vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve with free mp3 download of the whole album.
Bushman's Revenge: Never Mind The Botox. Rune Grammofon (RLP3125). 20/01/12. LP only release, the companion of the Bonanza album, recorded during the same sessions in Athletic Sound. Here they cover some of their personal favourites, fully showing the diversity of artists that is so typical for the listening habits of young Norwegian musicians not subscribing to specific genres. Meaning you will find Back Sabbath and Pixies side by side with Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra. And with ?Bushman Rock? they also cover themselves! This song was left off the ?Jitterbug? album but they recorded a vastly improved version for this new album. ?15
Byrd, Charlie: Royal Flush. Doxy (DOX861LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Street date: 17/05/12. Byrd?s eighth album for Blue Note, originally released in 1961, this album is also known introducing a 21-year-old Herbie Hancock to the jazz world, in his first ever recorded session! The album also features Hancock?s first recorded composition, ?Requiem?. ?16
Byrd, Donald: Free Form. Doxy (DOX896LP). 22/08/13. Recorded in 1961 with a stellar line up (Shorter-Hancock-Higgins), this album is here reissued with a bonus track left off the original album (but from the same sessions), a lovely Herbie Hancock penned cut!
Cage, John: The 25 Year Retrospective Concert. Doxy 180 gram 2LP (DOZ407DLP). Dec. 2013. Recorded live at Town Hall, NYC in May 1958, this historic concert (organized by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg) was a retrospective of Cage's work from 1934 to the present. ?18
Califfi, I: Fiori di Metallo. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. VM122LP. Very good prog album (72), based on organ and moog sounds, with two outstanding instrumental tracks. A megararity, finally reissued on LP. ?18
Camel: Live At BBC In London, 1977. B 13 (B207). Street date: 14/11/13. These live BBC radio sessions from 1977 feature material from that breakthrough LP as well as the following classics, Moonmadness, and Rain Dances. Limited edition of 500 copies on orange vinyl. ?17.
Camel: The Snow Goose. 180 gr. audiophile vinyl including full colour insert. Street date: 30/09/11.
Camisasca: La Finestra Dentro. GDR BBXL 10005. Jan. 2013. This album can be compared with Alan Sorrenti's first album in the use of voice as an instrument, with sparse musical accompaniment on some tracks. Produced by Franco Battiato - who also plays the VCS3 synth on it - it is here reissued in a faithful replica of the original 1974 edition
Campo Di Marte: S/T. AMS - Vinyl Magic AMSLP01. This is a strictly limited reissue of 500 copies in 180gr vinyl, nice carton cover and a fully exact replica of the original (except that the new catalog number is on the labels), including the rare inner sleeve. Red vinyl pressing.
Can: A Double Promo Album by. B 13 (B181D). Nov. 2012. 140 gram 2LP on clear vinyl with multi-colored labels in PVC sleeve (ltd. 500 copies). The live show found on this double LP was recorded in Lyon in January 1976, now with Michael Karoli and Irmin Schmidt sharing vocal duties
Can: Future Days: Live In Cologne 1973. B13 (B167). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on clear purple vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). This album is made up of one long jam session recorded live in the studio at Inner Space in Cologne during the 1973 Future Days sessions. Future Days was also singer Damo Suzuki?s final album with Can. ?16
Can: Live in Hannover. B 13 (B184). 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). Nov. 2012. High quality live FM radio broadcast from Hannover on 11 April 1976. ?17
Can: Monster Movie: Live. B13 (B165). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). Those tracks, recorded live in Cologne in July 1969, were the first steps into the beyond, setting the tone for a whole new genre of German music that the world would soon be calling ?krautrock?. ?16
Can: Tago Mago: Live. B13 (B166). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on clear red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). Recorded in 1971 at Can?s Inner Space Studio in Cologne during the Tago Mago sessions. These two long tracks represent a live-in-studio jam where Damo?s vocals have really become an essential component in the band?s sound. ?16
Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You. 4 Men with Beards (4M239LP). 180 gr. LP reissue. Street date: 15/05/14.
Caravan: In The Land Of Grey And Pink (with bonus tracks). Klimt Records Gatefold 2LP (MJJ352DLP). Jan. 2013. The bonus tracks are the same outtakes as those found on the CD anniversary release!
Caravan: The Land Of Grey And Pink Live. B 13 (B200). 25/07/13. Captured live in the spring of 1971. Clear pink vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.?16
CCPP: S/T. Vadim VAD041LP. Dec. 2011. 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this recording from 75, a true gem from the 70's! Behind the mysterious acronym lies an impressive quartet made up of 4 of France?s best musicians of that era: André Ceccarelli on drums, Marc Chantereau on keyboards and percussion, Christian Padovan on bass and Slim Pezin on guitar. Backed by a solid brass section, they move from note to note with incredible virtuosity and energy, delivering a mutant and hypnotising funk that cannot be resisted for long.
Celeste: S/T. AMS LP15. 2009. Also known as "Principe Di Un Giorno", this is the first album originally released on the small Grog label in 1976 (though the music had already been recorded in 1974). The music had a strong pastoral character with delicious mellos. Fantastic reissue with only the first copies in white vinyl. 180gr. and gatefold cover.
Central Unit: S/T. Vinyl Magic (VM156LP). 2013. Central Unit were a unique case in the Italian scene of the ?80s. Coming from Bologna and active during the years of the so-called 'post-new wave', it was clear that they would not settle on the small Italian scene, given the international scope of their proposal: new wave, electronic, a pinch of jazz and improvisation, for an almost entirely instrumental music in which the rhythmic component dominates everything.
Centrozoon: Never Trust The Things They Do. This is a limited edition vinyl companion to the 2004's experimental electronic pop release "Never Trust the Way You Are". Featuring powerful contributions from King Crimson's innovative drummer, Pat Mastelotto, this record is a fascinating collision of haunting atmospherics and hard-hitting rhythms
Cervello: Melos. 06-12-13. Sony. 180 gr. vinyl, limited numbered edition, 500 copies. Finally available again on vinyl, one of the best works ever from the golden age of Italian progressive rock, originally released on Ricordi in 1973.
Charles, Ray: What?d I Say. ACV2016. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Charlie Haden / Paul Motian feat. Geri Allen: Etudes. Soul Note Dig-A-Log LP+CD (SN521005). Street date: 06/03/14. Reissue of a classic album in which the angular rhythm of the historic couple and Allen?s highly sensitive playing sound fully integrated within an intense three way dialogue.
Cherry, Don: Live in Paris, April 22, 1971. B 13 (B191). 140 gram LP on clear red vinyl in PVC sleeve (limited edition of 500 copies). April 2013. During the spring of 1971, Cherry travelled to Paris with his avant-garde jazz trio, made up of the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz, to perform live for an audience of French jazz fans.
Cherry / Redman / Haden / Blackwell: Old And New Dreams. Black Saint Dig-A-Log (BS520002). 180 gram LP + CD. Oct. 2012. Album recorded in 1976. ?17
Cherry Five: S/T. AMSLP14. Sept. 09. Deluxe LP reissue of an album recorded in 1974 and released in 1976. The band was the forerunner of Goblin and featured the singer of L'Uovo di Colombo as well as drummer Carlo Bordini, half of the duo Rustichelli & Bordini ?18
Chico Hamilton Quintet: S/T. So Far Out (OUT5015LP). Format: 180 Gr. LP. This first album from 1955 is a cool, swinging affair that introduced the world to Hamilton's particular brand of chamber bop. ?16
Cincinnato: S/T. AMS 55LP. Sept. 2012. This sole album is very rare, also in its unique recent CD reissue (AMS, 2006) and is now available in a perfect vinyl replica of the original 1974 release (the band had already folded a year before).
180 Gr. audiophile black vinyl edition.
Circus 2000: An Escape From a Box (HALP04 LP). 03/02/12. LP reissue of their 2nd album from 1972. ?19
Clark - Hutchinson: A=MH2. Akarma (180Gr.) AK293LP. Debut album of one of the most interesting and irreverent bands of the British underground rock scene of the late 60s.
Clark, Sonny: Blues In The Night. Doxy (DOX878LP) 180 Gr. vinyl LP. Nov. 2012. Recorded in December 1958 for Blue Note, this was a trio session featuring Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wes Landers on drums. ?16
Cluster: Cluster II. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR335. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1972, this is the second album by legendary German ambient pioneers Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Moebius and Roedelius essentially create ambient electronic soundscapes that ebb and flow, droning on in a suspended world of anti-gravity where machine has conquered man.?16
Cluster: Zuckerzeit. Lilith 3. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1974, Zuckerzeit marked a turning point for these seminal German space rockers. Recorded shortly after their move away from the metropolis of Berlin, it sees some of the abrasiveness of their earlier material slightly diffusing. With the addition of proto drum machines and the producing talents of Michael Rother, their sound here - while remaining firmly in anchored in experimental territory - has more pop sensibility.?16
Coltrane, Alice: A Monastic Trio. Superior Viaduct (SV020). Street date: 27/05/14. This album showcased Alice?s immense talent for fusing spiritual free jazz and new age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel.
Coltrane, John: Ballads. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2005LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). ?16
Coltrane, John: Coltrane. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2009). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). ?16
Coltrane, John: Giant Steps. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2014). March 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
Coltrane, John: Jazz Way Out. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2003LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). This album was conceived and recorded in 1958 as an experimentation by some of the important ?new? faces in modern jazz of those days, under the leadership of Wilbur Harden, with the young talented John Coltrane, the fresh voiced Curtis Fuller and pianist Tommy Flanagan that blend opinions and expression in an album of extended improvisational forms. ?16
Coltrane, John: Stardust. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2001LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). ?16
Coltrane, John: Tenor Conclave. Doxy ACV (ACV2010). March 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)(scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile
Coltrane, John: The Complete Nights of 1-2 November 1961. Doxy (DOY010TLP). 140 gram 3LP Box Set with 4-page booklet. Nov. 2012. Now available for the first time ever on vinyl, the complete recordings of John Coltrane?s historic and hotly contested live performances at the Village Vanguard on the nights of 1-2 November 1961
Coltrane, John: The Believer. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2002LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) ). ?16
Coltrane, John / Don Cherry : Avant Garde. ?14
Comus: Out of the Coma. Rise Above Records (RISELP144). Limited edition on 180 gr. vinyl. Street date: 15/06/12. The feelings and convictions displayed within the grooves of "Out of the Coma" further display the undeniable uniqueness of Comus as an artistic collective as opposed to "just another band". Side 2 is made of one track, a recently discovered live 1972 recording. Also available on clear vinyl with green splatter
Cream: Disraeli Gears at the BBC. B 13 (B199). 25/07/13. Clear purple vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies. ?16
Cure, The: Three Imaginary Boys. Lilith LR130LPP. Picture LP 180 gram Non Shrink Wrapped. This is the faithful re-release of the original UK pressing. ?17.50.
Curtis Fuller Jazztet, The : With Benny Golson. Doxy (DOX885LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. This LP, recorded at the Van Gelder studio, represents the original Fuller-Golson co-led Jazztet line-up, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano and Paul Chambers on bass.?16
Dalton: Argitari. Vinyl Magic (VM098LP). Jan. 2014. Dalton released their second and last LP "Argitari" in 1975, in a three-spread gatefold format, faithfully reproduced in this Vinyl Magic reissue, the first ever in almost forty years.
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The : Brubeck Time. Doxy (DOX895LP). 22/08/13. Reissue of an album recorded in 1954 and originally released on Columbia in 1955. ?16
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The : Jazz Goes to College. Doxy (DOX889LP). 180 Gr. vinyl. 11/07/13. Recorded at various Mid-Western US universities and released originally in 1954
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The : Time Further Out. Doxy (DOX886LP). 180 Gr. vinyl + 1 bonus track. April 2013. Reissue of the follow up to the legendary "Time Out" album, originally released in 1961. ?16
Davis, Miles: At Newport 1958. Doxy (DOX897LP). 22/08/13. Less than a year after this live recording, these same six men would make jazz history with the cool modal classic, Kind Of Blue ? perhaps the best and most famous jazz album of all-time.
Davis, Miles: In Person, Friday Night At The Blackhawk. Doxy (DOX879DLP) 180 Gr. 2LP. Nov. 2012. Now for the first time ever on double LP, this double album represents a very short-lived and little-known version of the Miles Davis Quintet, recorded live at San Francisco?s famed Blackhawk jazz club on 21 April 1961!
Davis, Miles: Live-Evil. Four Men with Beards (4M809DLP). 180 gr. 2LP reissue. 08/11/11.
Davis, Miles: Live at the Plugged Nickel, December 22, 1965 Part One. B 13 (B192). 140 gram LP on white vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). April 2013. ?16
strong> Davis, Miles: Live at the Plugged Nickel, December 22, 1965 Part Two. B 13 (B193). 140 gram LP on yellow vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). April 2013. ?16
Davis, Miles: Live at the Plugged Nickel, 22-23 December 1965. Klimt Records (MJJ349CLP). Nov. 2012. This 5LP deluxe boxset with liner notes represents the most complete version available on vinyl of the Miles Davis Quintet?s legendary Plugged Nickel performance! 20 tracks in all with almost 4 hours of music taken from the 7 sets Davis played during his two-night residency at Chicago?s famous Plugged Nickel jazz club.
De Andrč, Fabrizio: La Buona Novella. Dec. 09. Part of the LP reissue program of Sony Music, this album from 1970 by the Italian cult song writer is now available again for some time (probably short, beware!) in a 180gr. deluxe pressing and digitally remastered. ?18
De Andrč, Fabrizio: Creuza de Ma (84). Sony. 28/07/11. Digitally remastered LP with gatefold cover, limited numbered edition (1200 copies). ?23
De Andrč, Fabrizio: Le Nuvole (90). Sony. 28/07/11. Digitally remastered LP limited numbered edition (1200 copies). ?23
De De Lind: Io non so da dove vengo... (1973). VM083LP. New reissue in 180 gr. vinyl LP for collectors of the unique De De Lind italian progressive album from 1973. Now available in limited edition LP with white vinyl. Only 200 copies available!
Death SS: The Horned God Of The Witches. Black Widow BWR 079. 2LP. 13/03/12. Reissue on double vinyl of this release of early Death SS material; beautiful artwork with a gatefold cover and 3 different versions: 100 copies pressed in blue vinyl incl. poster, card and sticker, 150 copies in white vinyl, 150 copies in clear vinyl. Will be expensive!
Débile Menthol: Live 1982-84. Les Disques Rayés (009). 2013. LP reissue of live recordings previously released on cassette only (Édition Unbeirrt).
Dedalus: Materiale Per Tre Esecutori. AMS72LP. May 2014. This 2nd album, released in 1974, is much more avant-garde than their jazz-rock debut, with an increased use of electronics.
Delerue, Georges / Piccioni, Piero: Le Mépris / Il Disprezzo. Doxy Cinematic (DOC101). April 2014. Limited edition of a 2LP working on 45 rpm. For the first time together on a double LP, here are the two versions of Godard?s masterpiece soundtrack: the solemn and powerful French version composed by Georges Delerue, the Mozart of French Cinema, and the exotic jazzy version of the great Piero Piccioni. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Delirium: III. Vinyl Magic VMLP126. June 08. Third album by Italian band with a great flutist, long time OOP and hard to find! Now available again, with the original gatefold cover and label replicas. Limited to 500 copies.
Delirium: Dolce Acqua. Vinyl Magic VMLP145. Feb. 2010. The debut album from 1971 is now available as Deluxe 180 Gr. vinyl in triple gatefold cover. ?20
Delirium: Lo Scemo e Il Villaggio. Vinyl Magic VMLP144. Feb. 2010. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of the 2nd album with gatefold cover. ?20
D'Errico, Gianni: Antico Teatro Da Camera (1976). Sony 88697473361. This LP is usually considered as one of the best prog-inclined albums by Italian solo artists, and a hard to find one! A welcome reissue!
Diabolus: S/T. Akarma AK340LP 180 Gr. LP. Well-crafted blend of prog rock with psychedelic inflections, clever guitar and flute solos and sprinklings of jazz rock. Will undoubtedly appeal to afficionados of bands like Audience, Tonton Macoute and Jethro Tull. ?16
Diablo Swing Orchestra: Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious. 24/06/11. This is a deluxe package limited to 500 copies only worldwide. It features a gatefold sleeve printed to the finest standards available, a printed inner bag and a coloured vinyl. This is a MUST for any fan or collector!
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli : With The Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Doxy (DOX893LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. 27/06/13. This LP compiles Django's London recordings, spanning the years between 1938 and 1946 and showing the progression of the group from its early years towards its disbandment in 1948.
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With the Quintet of The Hot Club of France: Parisian Swing. Doxy (DOX894LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. 27/06/13. Featuring classic 30's recordings from both Paris and London. Reissued with the original liner notes
Dockstader, Tod: Organized Sound: Luna Park; Traveling Music; Apocalypse. Doxy limited edition LP (DOZ426). 500 copies. Street date: 14/04/14. ?16
Dockstader, Tod: Organized Sound: Drone; Two Fragments From Apocalypse; Water Music. Doxy limited edition LP (DOZ426). 500 copies. Street date: 14/04/14. Dockstader was part of the first wave of electronic musicians, who, before the advent of synthesizers in the early 1960s, worked with whatever hardware they could find: reel-to-reel tape machines, sine wave generators and a wild array of homemade circuits and military surplus gear. In the process, they created a universe of electronic music that still sounds unique and prescient today. ?16
Doors, The: Live In Pittsburgh ? May 2, 1970 (Part One). B 13 (B212). Street date: 14/11/13. On tour in support of their 5th album, Morrison Hotel, and recorded just a little over a year before Jim Morrison?s death, this 1970 concert is one of the most coherent and satisfying live dates of the band?s career. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent red vinyl. ?16
Doors, The: Live In Pittsburgh - May 2, 1970 (Part Two). B 13 (B213). Street date: 14/11/13. Limited edition of 500 copies on clear vinyl.?16
Kenny Dorham & Jackie Mclean: Inta Somethin?. Doxy (DOX888LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. 27/06/13. Originally released in 1962 on the Pacific Jazz label and recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in the winter of 1961. ?16
Doxy Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series an explanation! Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the ?electrical distortion? often found on records (by itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to color the record in black, the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback). That is the reason why Doxy chose to offer their records in the following manner:
- Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)
- 140 gr. vinyl
- 25 minutes maximum per side
Dream Theater: Train Of Thought. 2LP on 180 Gr. vinyl + insert. Street date: 17/01/14. Originally only released on CD in 2003, this album found Dream Theater back on the heavier and straight forward side of Prog Metal.
Duello Madre: S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP128. Street date: 20/01/2010. First ever 180 gr. vinyl reissue with gatefold cover of the sole album (a jazz oriented one) made in 1973 by this Italian prog band from Genova, featuring musicians coming from outfits like Circus 2000 or Osage Tribe. ?20
Edwards, Jackie: The Most Of... Dynamite (DNM14004). 180 Gr. LP. Street date: 22/05/14. Wilfred ?Jackie? Edwards is a legend of Jamaican ska and R&B who worked extensively for Chris Blackwell in London as a songwriter and general assistant. Perhaps best known for writing two massive hits for The Spencer Davis Group, ?Keep On Running? and ?Somebody Help Me?, Edwards was an excellent vocalist and performer in his own right, as is in evidence here on his 1963 debut LP. Twelve killer slabs of Jamaican R&B and ska to keep you in the dancing mood.
El Doom & The Born Electric: S/T. Rune Grammofon (RLP3122). 2LP. 06/01/12. 2LP edition in lavish gatefold sleeve with free mp3 download of the whole album (see description in the CD section). ?17
Elder: Dead Roots Stirring. Headspin (HSLP321). 10/10/11. Limited edition of 200 copies on transparent green vinyl. Luxurious 2LP edition! Elder is equal parts hypnotic rhythm, uncompromising heaviness, and soaring melody. Continuously moving backward towards their roots in heavy rock, while also moving forward into more progressive and psychedelic territory.
Electric Frankenstein: What Me Worry. Akarma (AK 399 LP). 16/09/11. New limited 180 gr. vinyl reissue of the famous album from 1975, a guitar extravaganza with long spacey guitar solos by Area's guitarist Paolo Tofani who plays all the instruments himself
Electric Prunes, The: Stockholm '67. Sutro Park (SP1010LP) 180 Gr. LP. Nov. 2012.
Electric Swan: Swirl In Gravity. Black Widow (BWR 146). 23/04/12. Electric Swan is the solo project of Wicked Minds' guitarist and founding member, Lucio Calegari. After a first album in 2008 and an intende touring activity the following year, bringing them at the Burg Herzberg Festival (Germany) and Crescendo Festival (France), they started the new album with some changes in the line up and Clive Jones (flute and Sax of legendary Black Widow) as guest. The music is still inspired by the many legendary names populating the heavy genre (Led Zep, Sabbath, Purple, etc...)
Elephant9: Live at the BBC. Rune Grammofon (RLP2118). 09/11/11. Vinyl only release in a numbered, limited edition of only 500 copies on white vinyl. Widely considered to be one of Norway´s best live bands, this album shows the high degree of musicianship in this trio, all tracks being first takes and without any editing whatsoever. Elephant9 is as always Stĺle Storlřkken (Supersilent, Humcrush) on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes, Nikolai Eilertsen on bass and Torstein Lofthus (Shining) on drums.
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Atlantis. Rune Grammofon (RLP 3134). Street date: 07/09/12. Limited white vinyl 2LP edition in stylish gatefold sleeve including mp3 (320 kbps) download of the whole album. Only 200 copies pressed. Also available on normal black vinyl.
Ellington, Duke: Anatomy Of A Murder. Doxy (DOY666LP). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 31/05/12. Duke Ellington?s original soundtrack to Otto Preminger?s 1959 classic courtroom drama. ?16
Ellington, Duke: Ellington At Newport. Doxy (DOX904DLP). 2LP. Street date: 21/11/13. Recorded at the 3rd annual Newport Jazz Festival, on July 7, 1956. ?20
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Re-Works -Hq Vinyl- 3 LP ?25,00
Keith Emerson: Inferno. AMS34 LP. Street date: 28/03/11. This record was released for the legendary Cinevox label in 1980 as a soundtrack for Dario Argento?s Inferno movie. First time ever 180 gr. audiophile deluxe vinyl reissue, the first 500 copies come with a poster that thoroughly analyzes both soundtrack and movie.
Keith Emerson: Keith Emerson Band feat. Marc Bonilla. 2LP EDEL (0192328 ERE). 2008. The king of the Hammond is back! A brand new album in a real symphonic prog vein. Together with Marc Bonilla (guitars and Vocals) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Keith Emerson rediscovers his roots and delivers a fantastic suite lasting most of the album.
Equipe 84: Sacrificio. Sony (88691989031) LP reissue of an album from 1974. Street date: 13/04/12. This album would be their most determined (and only real) effort at joining the prog scene; despite a good songwriting, great melodies and vocals, lots of typical Italian progressive rock instrumentation like organ, piano, flute, and strings, all very tastefully arranged, the band wouldn't gain enough recognition as a prog band!
Ergo Sum: Mexico. Replica (RPC01). May 2014. Cult album of psychedelic prog, reissued now with gatefold cover and on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Etron Fou Leloublan: Batelages. Replica (RPC02). May 2014. The debut album by this French RIO band was released in 1976 and is now reissued on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Etron Fou Leloublan: Les Trois Fou's Perdegagnent. Replica (RPC04). May 2014. 2nd album, now reissued on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Evans, Bill: Interplay. Doxy (DOX891LP) 180 gr. vinyl. 11/07/13. Originally released in 1962 on the Riverside label, Interplay features piano giant Bill Evans at his gently swinging best. The band is beyond stellar; Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones complete the rhythm section, while Jim Hall?s guitar and Freddie Hubbard?s trumpet round out the sessions.
Evans, Bill & Hall, Jim: Undercurrent. Doxy ACV gatefold LP + 2 bonus tracks! (ACV2008). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). ?16
E.X.P.: Pachamama. Heavy Psych Sounds (HPS014). Street date: 13/02/14. This album was originally released by Beard of Stars on CD in 2002. Pachamama is a precious gem in the history of Heavy Italian Psychedelia, an incredible album that unfortunately came out during a period when the scene was not so healthy and alert like the one we are living in now. To correct this, Heavy Psych Sounds is reissuing this classic on limited edition vinyl in 3 different colors (150 red, 150 transparent blue, and 200 green with white splatter).
Faust: 71 Minutes Of. Recommended (RER 1405). April 2011. Posthumous 2LP with unreleased stuff from the early time! Faust is a cult group who defined the Krautrock genre; this release should appeal to all fans.
Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Koola Lobitos: Live at the Afro Spot. B 13 (B187). 140 Gr. white vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (limited edition of 500 copies). Jan. 2013. Extremely rare early recording of Fela Kuti recorded live at the ?Afro Spot? in Lagos in 1966! ?17
Feldman, Morton & Brow, Earle: Morton Feldman & Earle Brown. Doxy 180 Gr. LP (DOZ421LP). Dec. 2013. Finally back in print, this rare Morton Feldman/Earle Brown split LP was originally released in 1962 on the small NY-based Time Records and features Feldman's "Durations I-IV" on side A and Brown's "Hodograph I", "Music for Violin, Cello and Piano" and "Music for Cello and Piano" on side B. David Tudor is featured on piano throughout. ?15
Flynt, Henry: Graduation. Superior Viaduct (SV 014). Jan. 2013. 2LP + digital download card. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of Flynt's avant-garde hillbilly music.
Fontaine, Brigitte: Brigitte Fontaine Est... Folle. Superior Viaduct (SV041). Street date: 12/12/13. Debut album from 1968 by the French poet and chameleonic vocalist, an essential link in French pop music, exuberantly pushing the genre into more conceptual and experimental sounds. Fontaine takes flight over conductor Jean Claude Vannier?s brilliant arrangements. Vannier, best known for his work on Serge Gainsbourg?s Histoire De Melody Nelson, is in fine form, using what would become his trademark stylings: lush strings, taut rhythms culled from across the globe and a healthy dose of whimsy.
Fontaine, Brigitte: Comme ŕ la Radio. Superior Viaduct (SV042). Street date: 12/12/13. This album is certainly remembered by most because of the presence of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the perfect setting for Fontaine?s exploration of free-verse poetry. Often arrhythmic and spoken, her vocals command the same spontaneity and grace that her collaborators applied to their instruments.
Forest: Concert. Klint Records (MJJ340LP). Street date: 31/05/12. Recorded in May and October 1972 for BBC Radio 1 by DJ Bob Harris, these sessions may be all that remain of this seminal acid folk band?s elusive third album!?15
Fossati, Ivan: Il Grande Mare Che Avremmo Attraversato. Vinyl Magic (VM141LP). March 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of the debut album (1973) by the singer, after he left his band Delirium. The album has still a few *old prog* moments but mostly relies on a songwriting style mixed with orchestral and latin/ethnic elements. ?20
Franklin, Aretha: Aretha Now. 4 Men With Beards 4m131 180 Gr. LP. At the peak of her form in early period. Original artwork. ?17,5
Franklin, Aretha: Lady Soul. 4 Men With Beards 4m130 180 Gr. LP. This album from 1968 became Aretha's second Gold LP. ?17,5
Fred Katz with Paul Horn and the Chico Hamilton Quartet: Zen: The Music Of Fred Katz. So Far Out (OUT5016LP) 180 Gr. LP. 30/04/14. Featuring Paul Horn on flute and clarinet, this cult album is an extraordinary journey: the Orient filtered through a cool jazz foundation with stunning performances all around.
Fuchsia: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ355LP). Feb. 2013. LP reissue with printed inner sleeve and 3 bonus tracks. Fuchsia?s 1971 LP is a lost gem of experimental British progressive rock (in the vein of Henry Cow and Comus); the band was short lived and soon dissolved, but not before recording a few tracks intended for release on a second album (represented in the 3 bonus tracks found here) that unfortunately never materialized. ?16
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain. 4 Men with Beards (4M1611LP). Street date: 28/11/13. Limited edition of 1,000 translucent orange vinyl in a deluxe classic style gatefold sleeve. 1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece!?20
Funkadelic: S/T. 4 Men With Beards (4M1601LP). April 2014. The 1970 debut album from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock is now reissued on two colours vinyl - yellow and red opaque - in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
Funkadelic: The Electric Spanking Of War Babies. Get Back. GET98023 LP. ?13,5
Futuro Antico: Dal Primitive All?elettronica (BS009 LP). Jan. 2014. Short-live project featuring Walter Maioli, from Aktuala. Originally released in 1980, with a completly analog and warm sound, this reissue, limited to 300 copies maintain the first tape artwork + info and photos in the inner folder. The music terribly brings to mind the astonishing live Köln jam of Terry Riley and Don Cherry
Gainsbourg, Serge: Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin. Doxy ACV LP(ACV2004). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). Very different from his celebrated later works, the music captured on this limited edition vinyl edition finds Gainsbourg mixing traditional chanson and big-band jazz rather than the avant garde pop that went on to define his career outside of France. ?16
Gale, Eddie: Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music. 4 Men With Beards. Gatefold LP (180 g vinyl). Also CD
Gale, Eddie: Black Rhythm Happening. 4 Men With Beards. Gatefold LP (180 g vinyl).
This second Blue Note album includes jazz heavy weight Elvin Jones on drums and sax man Jimmy Lyons. Again the mix is a blend of soul jazz, free form freak outs, and a gospel influenced street choir. Eddie Gale helped ring in jazz's controversial new thing during the 1960s and 1970s on a series of influential releases. His inspired trumpet playing graced Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures, Larry Young's Of Peace And Love and a series of recordings and performances with Sun Ra's Arkestra.
Red Garland Quintet: Dig It! ACV2011. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Garybaldi: Live in Bloom ? Progvention Nov. 6 2010. AMS 51LP. 12/12/11. Finally available, as a vinyl only release, the first recording of the legendary 2010 progvention! Garybaldi's gig is an amazing travel along their greatest tracks, with the incredibile live vibe that has always been their trademark from the beginning. As Garybaldi's records have always featured special covers realized by famous painters, after Crepax and Guarnaccia it's now time for World famous Pietro Spica, who made a truly amazing artwork! 180gr. black vinyl containing a litography.
Garybaldi: Live in Bloom ? Progvention Nov. 6 2010. AMS 51LP. 12/12/11. 180 gr. black vinyl + a litography. See description in the CD section!
Gaye, Marvin: That Stubborn Kinda? Fellow. Rumble Records (RUM2011060LP). Street date: 20/03/2014. Marvin Gaye's second LP was a who's who of the Motor City, featuring background vocals from The Supremes, The Temptations, and The Vandellas, songwriting help from Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, and the undeniable musicianship of The Funk Brothers. A classic piece of Detroit R&B history reissued here on LP. ?15
Genesis: From Genesis to Revelation. LP reissue on clear vinyl. 02/05/04.
Gentle Giant: In A Glass House. Alucard (ALUGGV04). April 10. For the very first time in over 35 years, the hugely successful album is again available in its original format, this time on high quality 180 gr. vinyl, direct metal remastered from the original 1/4? tapes. ?20
Gentle Giant: The Power And The Glory. Alucard (ALUGGV05). April 10. For the very first time in over 35 years, the hugely successful album is again available in its original format, this time on high quality 180 gr. vinyl, direct metal remastered from the original 1/4? tapes and including a bonus 7" (Power and the Glory + Proclamation live 77). ?20
Gerry Mulligan and The Concert Jazz Band On Tour / Jazz Soloist: Zoot Sims : S/T. Doxy (DOX887LP). 180 Gr. vinyl + 2 bonus tracks. April 2013. Reissue of Mulligan?s long out-of-print 1962 Verve album. The two featured bonus tracks are ?As Catch Can? and ?Young Blood?, not found on the original LP.?16
Getz, Stan: Plays with Jimmy Raney, Duke Jordan, Frank Isola, Bill Crow. Doxy (DOK217LP). 180 gr. vinyl LP with 4 bonus tracks + free CD of the album. Street date: 17/05/12. NYC session recorded between December 12 and 29, 1952, presenting a young Stan Getz (25 years old at that time). The first four tracks on the B side are taken from the Dec 19 session and are the bonus tracks. ?17
Gil Evans Orchestra, The: Out of the Cool. Doxy-Goldenote (DOG901LP). 180 gram DMM gatefold LP with inside pocket. 15/06/12. Originally released in 1960, this album is widely considered to be Evans' masterpiece, on par with Duke Ellington in terms of orchestration, and essential listening for any jazz fan. This is also Evans? first post-Miles recording (as humoristically implied in the title). ?16
Giles, Giles, & Fripp : The Cheerful Insanity of ... Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP203). 09/09/13. Originally released in 1968, this album was the precursor of what would become one year later King Crimson
Ginsberg, Alain: Ginsberg's Thing. GET422 (Get Back Avant Garde Series). Spoken word album recorded at the Festival Of The Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy on July 8, 1967.
Gleemen: Oltre... Lontano, Lontano. Black Widow (BWR 164). May 2014. Available in two versions: black vinyl with insert and gatefold sleeve or orange vinyl with insert, record photo and cover panel, a limited edition of 100 copies only! See the CD section for details
Gleemen: S/T (VMLP132LP). Jan. 09. First time ever vinyl reissue of this monstruously rare Italian album from 1970 and a very important re-release, here in 180g vinyl, exact label replicas and gorgeous gatefold cover. Gleemen were no other than the mighty Garybaldi before a name change. ?18
Gli Alluminogi: Scolopendra (VMLP121). New vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. This trio from Turin, formed in 1970 by keyboard player Alluminio (hence the name of the band) and drummer Ostorero with various guitarists, only lasted for a couple of years and their only album, Scolopendra, was issued when they had already split. Their sole album is very well made, mainly based on Hammond organ and other keyboards, with good instrumental parts and an outstanding B side. A must-have for lovers of Italian prog!
Goad: Masquerade. Black Widow BWR 122 2LP. March 2011. With this new work, Goad returns to break up the ground native to rock.
Goblin: Amo Non Amo. AMS (AMS69LP). Jan. 2014. This edition sees the ?amo Non Amo? OST published in its entirety on vinyl. Among the ?new? pieces, in addition to the film version of the main issues, we have a short but wonderful "Amo Non Amo (alternate tensive film version)" and "Amo Non Amo (?Notte? alternate mix)": the latter is an entirely instrumental and remixed version of "Notte", which was originally inserted in "Il Fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark". It also comes with a new cover artwork.
Goblin: Buio Omega. AMS 40 LP. 180 Gr. vinyl. Also released on clear vinyl as a special edition. Jan. 2013. Pressed on vinyl for the first time ever, this is a release awaited for years by Goblin fans; the LP is housed in a beautiful gatefold cover showing inside recording sessions photos and promotional flyers/postcards. The tracklist is that of the first 1997 CD edition.
Goblin: Contamination. AMS 39 LP. 180 Gr. reissue. 03/02/12. "Contamination" was released in 1980 as a soundtrack for the eponymous horror/science fiction film; Unkonwn by most listeners, it's a release that deserves more attention, since it shows a wide range of music styles (Jazz, funk, rock, electronic) and once again Goblin's ability in writing film scores.
Goblin: Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark. AMS 12 LP. Nov. 09. Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! The only album (78) entirely sung in Italian, this is also the most progressive and symphonic of their discography! Gatefold cover. ?20
Goblin: In Lounge. 7" Il Giaguaro (GRC006). July 2013. Two previously unreleased cuts from psych-prog legends Goblin, respectively dated 1975 and 1977, released on 45 rpm and originally only sold along with ?Il Giaguaro? magazine, are finally available again after years of hiatus!
Goblin: Non Ho Sonno. AMS33LP. Street date: 05/05/11. After a lengthy silence, Goblin reunited in 2000, again for a soundtrack for their long-time friend Dario Argento.. To increase the value of this very first release on vinyl, buyers will also get a brand new fantastic artwork by the famous Advent Productions studios, a thick and glossy Nonhosonno 90 x 60 cm megaposter, with movie artwork, reviews, discographies and much more. On the first pressing, 100 copies will be available in each of the following colours: red, blue, crystal, yellow and white. Don't wait too long!
Goblin: Patrick. AMS 37 LP. 180 Gr. reissue. 03/02/12. Patrick is an Australian thriller/horror movie made in 1978; Goblin were asked by the Italian distributor of the film, De Laurentis, to write a new soundtrack - originally composed by an Australian musician called... Brian May! - for the Italian movie market. The result is a mix of old songs chosen and added by the Cinevox Record label and new selections, strongly influenced by Alan Parsons Project.
Goblin: Profondo Rosso 35th Anniversary Edition (2010). AMS10LP. This reissue is a faithful reproduction of the very first pressing of 1975 and has 2 incredible extras: the vinyl is coloured with bloodsquirts and includes a fantastic oversized poster (66 cm x 66 cm) written by one of the biggest Goblin collectors. This poster contains the complete history of Profondo Rosso, some very rare newspaper articles of the seventies and for the first time ever the complete and detailed roster with all releases Profondo Rosso had in the last 35 years, including all images (over one hundred!!). A unique product for this truly legendary masterpiece! 666 copies limited edition! ?25
Goblin: Roller. AMS 17 LPPD. Picture disc limited edition on 180gr. vinyl. Street date: 27/06/11. One of the very few Goblin records not intended to be a soundtrack!
Goblin: Roller. AMS 17 LP. Nov. 09. Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! Roller was the second record for Goblin, originally released in 1976, just after the successful score of Profondo Rosso, and is one of the very few Goblin records that was not intended to be a soundtrack.
Goblin: Suspiria. AMSLP11. Special gimmick edition. 05/02/10. Made of the usual AMS heavy 180 Gr. high quality audiophile vinyl, this reissue features nearly the same pop-up system that was to be found on the original LP, where when removed from the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve unfolded to reveal a pop-up of Dario Argento?s initials, decorated with the demonic Goblin logo and the dead ballerina poster art from Suspiria. On the reissue, this is the outer sleeve that will reveal its astounding secret as it was intended in the original project! ?25
Goblin: Tenebre. AMS 32 LP. 28/09/12. This reissue of the "Tenebre" OST vinyl follows the AMS Records tradition where a poster is attached to the LP replica, gathering informations for collectors about all the known exixting versions of the release, images of the discography and movie flyers and an essay presenting the filmand the soundtrack in detail. Not to be missed by any horror movie and soundtracks fans!
Gösta Berlings Saga: Detta Har Hänt. Released by the band, this album is now presented on on white heavy 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited to 150 hand numbered copies. Comes with a set of 3 photo prints from the 2008 recording sessions. Extensive retrospective liner notes. Street date: 15/10/12. This one will run fast, don't wait too long! It will also be released on black heavy 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited to 350 copies.
Grimes Trio, Henry: Call. High Quality Vinyl. ?12
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Musica Su Schemi. Superior Viaduct (SV 015). Jan. 2013. LP + digital download card. Founded in the early 70's, this was a collective of Italian composers that included Ennio Morricone on trumpet!! Gruppo aspired to revolutionize composition through group improvisation and?like their peer Karlheinz Stockhausen, musique concrčte, aleatory (controlled chance) techniques and early electronic music.
Guru Guru: Live In Bremen, 12 September 1971. Lilith Dig-A-Log (LR331LP). 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album plus one bonus track. 16/02/12. This album, recorded live at Radio Bremen in 1971 features the 23 minutes long ?Der LSD Marsch? (?The LSD March?) from their debut album, UFO. Here Neumeier?s superlative drumming is given center stage and one can hear why Mani has consistently earned such high praise. The remaining two songs come from their second album (1971?s Hinten): the 22-minute extended prog tribute to ?Bo Diddley" and the aptly titled ?Space Ship?, an extensive sonic trip of 15+ minutes(!), only found on the bonus CD
Guru Guru: Live in Wiesbaden 1972. B13 (B163). Street date: 23/08/12. Format:140 gram LP on red vinyl with yellow label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). By the time this album was recorded, bassist Uli Trepte had left the band to play with Neu! and Faust and was replaced with Bruno Schaab of Night Sun (the stellar German prog metal band). This early live album, recorded in front of a crowd of dedicated fans, is essential listening, featuring two extended tracks, the 28-minute ?Oxymoron? and the 23-minute Guru Guru classic ?Baby Cake Walk?. ?16
Guru Guru: Live in Wiesbaden 1972 / 1973. B13 (B164). Street date: 23/08/12. Format:140 gram LP on clear red vinyl with white label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). With the 37-minutes long freakout ?Ooga Booga? and new bass player Hans Hartmann (arguably Guru Guru?s best in a long line of bass players) in the '73 concert, this live recording in Wiesbaden is a nice addition or complement to the previous Wiesbaden release (B163). ?16
Guru Guru: Tango Fango. Revisited Records LP reissue. 2009. ?18
Hancock, Herbie: Thrust. LP. ?12
Hancock, Herbie: The Joni Letters. New 2007 album released as a limited 2LP edition. Features singerNorah Jones among others.
Hansson & Karlsson: Man at the Moon. Universal (060252794541). Street date: 16/04/12. LP reissue of the third and last album of the Swedish duo.
Hansson & Karlsson: Monument. Universal (060252794540). Street date: 16/04/12. LP re-issue of the debut album from 1967 by the Swedish duo
Harmonia: Deluxe. Lilith Dig-A-Log LP+CD (LR356LP). Feb. 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl gatefold LP with bonus CD on one package! Formed in the early seventies by Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius of Cluster with Michael Rother of Neu!. Although this Kraut rock supergroup produced only two albums, their minimalist sound laid the groundwork for ambient and motorik rock for decades to come. Leaning slightly more towards Cluster's sound for their second and last release, 1975's De luxe featured more structured songs, along with a sparse spattering of vocals, and the guest appearance of Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru on a few tracks. ?17
Harmonia: Musik Von Harmonia. Lilith Dig-A-Log LP+CD (LR355LP). Feb. 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl gatefold LP with bonus CD on one package! ?17
Hawkins, Coleman: Desafinado. (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)2013. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Hawkins, Coleman: The Hawk Swings. Doxy (DOX882LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. Recorded in NYC in 1960 with Thad Jones (trumpet), George Duvivier (bass), Eddie Costa (piano and vibes), and Osie Johnson (drums). ?16
Hawkwind: Xenon Codex. Deluxe limited edition on red vinyl of the fifteenth studio album by the English space rock band, released in 1988. 2LP. Feb. 14.
Heldon: Interface. Superior Viaduct (SV029). 2013. LP reissue of the band's 6th album. Interface is loud, dark and unrelenting with a maximal approach to minimalism that would go on to inform the cold wave scene in the late ?70s.
Hemphill, Julius: Raw Materials And Residuals. Black Saint Dig-A-Log LP+CD (BS520004). Street date: 03/03/14. Recorded in New York in 1977, this album explodes like a face off between Hemphill?s unique reeds, Abdul Wadud?s deep pizzicato and Don Moye?s frantic drive
Henry, Pierre: Le Voyage. Doxy 180 Gr. LP (DOZ424LP). Dec. 2013. Available again, after being out of print for decades! ?15
Henry Cow: Concerts. Recommended Records (RERVHC5DLP). 180 gram 2LP double gatefold + printed inner with liner notes / photos. Oct. 2012. An essential piece in European progressive rock of the seventies, this live album by Henry Cow is finally reissued on double vinyl with updated content and rare and unseen photos!
Henry Cow: In Praise of Learning. Recommended Records (RERVHC3LP). Oct. 2011. 180 gr. LP reissue of this timeless classic originally released on Virgin in 1975. ?16
Henry Cow: Unrest. Recommended Records (RER 1404). April 2011. LP reissue of the 2nd *sock* album, the one preferred by the amateurs and Fred Frith himself!
Holiday, Billie: Billie's Blues. DOXY Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile) (ACV2006). Street date: 16/06/14. The present album offers a potent reminder, drawn from three sources, of the Lady during those magic years, the 1940s and early 1950s, just before her life style took its toll irrevocably. The live tracks were taped at a concert during the European tour, Billie?s first (and, as it turned out, only) tour of the Continent.
Holiday, Billie: The Commodore Days. Doxy (DOX846). Street date: 20/02/14. The 'Strange Fruit session' for Commodore, was one of those historic moments and part of Billie Holiday's legend hinges on the tremendous courage it took for her go ahead and record this song, knowing that it might well mean the end of her career. Three other songs, found here, were also recorded at that session, while due to contractual issues, the remaining Commodore sides were not recorded until five years later in 1944.
Hopo: Dietro La Finestra (1991). CAM 001. May 2008 reissue of the 2nd album by a classical Italian prog band with references to New Trolls and even Genesis. ?17,50
Hostsonaten: Winterthrough is now available on picture disc LP with one bonus track not available on the
CD version. This is a limited (500) hand numbered edition! Gatefold sleeve. Not to be reprinted!
Hunka Munka: Dedicato a Giovanna G. ? AMS 52 LP. 25/05/12. Reissue on 180 gr. vinyl of the sole album made in 1972 by keyboardist Roberto Carlotto from Varese, whose nickname was Hunka Munka
I.E.M.: 1996-1999. Double vinyl edition on ToneFloat of the I.E.M. anthology collecting all the music recorded between 1996-99 by Steven Wilson's experimental Krautrock influenced project. Limited run of 500 copies on 180 gram black and white vinyl, in a deluxe spot-varnished gatefold sleeve. Remastered collection including the whole of the first album, the Escalator to Christmas 12 inch single, and bonus material.
Ibis: Canti Di Innocenza, Canti D'Esperienza (1973). Vinyl Magic VMLP094. March 09. Now made available again in exact repro of the cover and labels! and in 180 gram vinyl. Also includes the amazing original insert. Ibis was born from the split of the band New Trolls and therefore features similarities with them, an astounding blend of hard rock and classical influences.
Il Segno Del Comando: Il Volto Verde. Black Widow BWR 161. 2014. See the CD section for the description of the content
Jacula: In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum. Black Widow BWR 051 LP. Available from April 9th 2010. The first pressing was only 300 copies! This cult album has been now restored and cleaned up, made available again!
Jacula: Pre Viam. Black Widow (BWR 135 LP). June 2011. Not to be mistaken for "Per Viam" (another album and both anagrams for vampire!), here's a great new epic, focused on the sadness, the melancholy and the suicidal tendency of the protagonist portrayed through seven fantastic musical paintings.
Jobim, Antonio Carlos: Desafinado. 2015. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
John Cale & Friends (Lou Reed, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Allen Lanier, Mick Ronson, and Chris Spedding): Live at the Ocean Club in New York, July 21, 1976. B 13 (B195). 140 gram LP on clear yellow vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). April 2013. ?16
Jono El Grande: The Choko King. Rune Grammofon (RALP 307). 25/11/11. This is Jono´s third album since 2009, but the recordings are from the period between 1995 and 2008, some of which predates his first album by four years. ?The Choko King? offers an open door into Jono´s surrealistic musical universe and is a rare gift to his increasing number of fans and anyone interested in the workings of a truly eccentric and artistic mind. The album has been meticulously assembled from home recordings, demos, rehearsal tapes, live and studio recordings and made into a completely new work by Jono himself. The sleeve paintings are by acknowledged Norwegian artist Christer Karlstad. This is a limited, numbered vinyl edition of only 300 copies with inner sleeve containing ?insanely nerdy details? on each track by Jono himself.
Joseph Jarman - Don Moye feat. Johnny Dyani: Black Paladins. Black Saint Dig-A-Log LP+CD (BS520005). Jan. 2014. In December 1979, two Art Ensemble of Chicago members - Joseph Jarman and Don Moye along with the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani gathered together under the name of Black Paladins. Inspired by the words of the great black poet Henry Dumas, the music traces a deep, dense sound path; from ancient Africa through the rural American south to the modern urban contrast.
Joy Division: Live at the Paradiso Club, Amsterdam 1980. B 13 (B183). Nov. 2012. 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering (ltd. 500 copies). On 11 January 1980 at Amsterdam?s Paradiso Club, Joy Division played a mind-blowing 70-minute-long set to a mere handful of dedicated fans. ?17
Joy Division: Live At Town Hall, High Wycomb February 20, 1980. B 13 (B204). 25/07/13. Clear green vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.?17.
Joy Division: London February 1980. B 13 (B203). 25/07/13. A classic live date from Ian Curtis & Co. recorded at the University of London Union. Yellow vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.?16
Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart. Vinyl Lovers (901288). 05/01/12. LP version on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with double-sided printed clear plastic insert. This special edition LP features all three versions of the song that transformed Joy Division from mere band into legend. In addition to the original single version, we have two versions remixed by American producers Don Gehman of John Mellencamp fame (the ?radio version?) and Arthur Baker (who also produced a hit single for Africa Bambaataa around this same time). The remaining tracks include ?These Days? (which appeared on the original ?Love Will Tear Us Apart? single), along with ?Transmission? (their debut single released in 1979) and ?Atmosphere? (originally released as a France-only single) in 1980. ?16
Joy Division: Preston, 28 February 1980. Picture disc LP (180 Gr.). Get Back GET 069P. Punk
Kaleidon: Free Love. Vinyl Magic (VM157LP). Jan. 2014. Reissue of the only LP ever released by Kaleidon, one of the many 'forgotten ones' from the Italian progressive rock era. This reissue is faithful to the 1973 original release
Kenny Wheeler Quintet: Flutter By, Butterfly. Soul Note Dig-A-Log LP+CD (SN521004). Street date: 06/03/14. Reissue of an album recorded in 1987 and featuring bass player Dave Holland alongside the reeds of Stan Sulzman and the impressionistic piano playing of John Taylor
King Crimson: In the Wake of Poseidon. DGM / Panegyric. Limited edition. 10/10/11. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original stunning gatefold sleeve this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1970 pressing
Kompendium: Beneath the Waves. 7Stones Records. Street date: 22/10/12. A limited edition on double 180 gr. sea-blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with full colour inner sleeves. See the CD section for description of the album
Koray, Erkin: Tutkusu (GDRLP0707). This is the 4th album from 1977. Another brilliant psych-rock album obviously adorned again with some Turkish traditional music elements, though not as strongly as with "Elektronik Türküler". Here he even sings some tracks in English, giving the whole album a more occidental appeal
Alexis Korner: R&B from the Marquee. Doxy (DOK215LP) 180 gr. LP + free bonus CD of the album. Street date: 28/06/12. This album - actually recorded in London?s Decca studio despites its title - is often cited as being the very first British blues album. ?17
Kotebel: Omphalos. PAT Records (PAT-002 LP). 2008. 2LP release of this album from 2006 (the 4th in Kotebel's discography). ?22
Kraftwerk: Live. B13 (B168). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP ? grey vinyl with blue label in PVC sleeve with red lettering (limited edition 500 copies). "Kometenmelodie 1 & 2" were recorded live in Paris during the Autobahn tour in 1976 and featured the classic Schneider / Hütter / Bartos / Flür line-up. Side B was recorded live in Utrecht in 1981 shortly after the release of their prophetic "Computer World" album. ?16
Kraftwerk: Live 1971. B13 (B186D). 140 gram 2LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve and multicolored labels (ltd. ed. 500 copies). Nov. 2012. Recorded live at the Gondel Kino (Gondola Cinema) in Bremen, Germany on 25 June 1971 (except for ?Interzone? recorded on the TV program Beat-Club on 22 May 1971), with a rare trio line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (soon to be of Neu!). This LP represents one of the very few recordings in existence of that brief period in Kraftwerk history after Ralf Hutter had temporarily left the band and before Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger went on to form Neu!?28
Kraftwerk: Live At Ebbet Field In Denver, May 20, 1975 / Live At Koeln Sartory Saal, March 22, 1975. B 13 (B196). 25/07/13. Clear white vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.?16
Lacy, Steve: Plays Monk. 180 Gr. LP. ?12
La Leggenda New Trolls: Concerto Grosso n.3. 2LP ARS/IMM 1015 LP. April 2013. Limited numbered edition of 999 copies. See the CD section for a detailed description
Ladd, Mike: Negrophilia. Thirsty Ears THI 156-2. Unusual for the label, here's a LP version of an album from 2003 by a rapper in good company: keyboardist Vijay Iyer, drummer Guillermo E. Brown, trumpetist Roy Campbell and more yet!
Latte E Miele: Passio Secundum Mattheum (the complete work). Black Widow (BWRCD 165). Street date: 26-03-14. Available in two versions: black vinyl with insert and a 100 copies limited edition on golden vinyl, with insert and memory card. See the CD section for details
Le Orme: Ad Gloriam (68). AMS29LP. Street date: 28/07/10. Reissue on 180 Gr. vinyl of the debut album by one of the top Italian prog bands
Le Orme: Collage. Universal LP reissue (2786148). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Orme:Contrappunti. Universal LP reissue (2786151). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Orme: Felona e Sorona. This new edition, realized 38 years after the original album's release, features the remastered original album and for the first time, the English version, output only for the UK market for the label Charisma . The "Felona e Sorona" 2LP features the original lyrics written specifically at the time by Peter Hammill. It comes packaged in a stylish LP cover which contains a booklet with rare photos and the known discography in Italian and English by journalists and Giammetti Mario Ernesto De Pascale. A rarity to grab quickly!
Le Orme: L?Aurora delle Orme (70). AMS30LP. Street date: 28/07/10. Originally released on the old label Car Juke Box, this 2nd effort was a compilation of their singles tracks. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue
Le Orme: Live in Pennsylvania (SBM 0001 LP). 2009. In 2008 Le Orme released a fantastic DVD+2CD of their performance in Bethlehem for the 2005 Nearfest. Now they reprint in a limited edition the triple vinyl of that concert. The 3 tracks making side 6 have never been released before!
Le Orme: Live Orme. Black Widow BWRCD115 (1975-77). 2LP + 10". Nov. 09. Originally released in Japan by Nexus/King Records label over 20 years ago, this new reissue contains various wonderful live performances of one of the most known Italian progressive bands and contains five bonus tracks not included in the original Japanese pressing, gathered here on the 10" LP
Le Orme: Uomo di Pezza. Universal LP reissue (2786149). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano: Dedicato a ... Akarma (AK 1008 LP). 28/07/11. New limited 180 gr. vinyl edition of the sole album made by this band from Rome in 1967. The album contains a side-long improvised track on side 1, closer to avantgarde or contemporary music performances than to rock. Side 2 is more conventional, with five short tracks with psych influences.
Led Zeppelin: Live At Fillmore West In San Francisco, January 9th, 1969. B13 (B211). Street date: 14/11/13. Limited edition of 500 copies on white vinyl. ?16
Locanda Delle Fate: Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Piů. Vinyl Magic (VM166LP). Feb. 2014. The reissue of this cult album, faithful in every detail to the original of '77, finally fills a gap that many progressive Italian fans anxiously waited since too long!
Locanda Delle Fate: Live in Bloom. AMS 46 LP (clear orange vinyl). Street date: 30/03/12. This release, only available in LP format, is the last one in the series of official recordings from a magnificent and unforgettable night, the Progvention Festival in Mezzago (Milan, Italy) on November 6th 2010. Of course a limited edition that will run out very quickly!
Locanda Delle Fate: The Missing Fireflies. AltrOck Fading Records (ALTFAD001LP). April 2013. Gatefold sleeve LP. See the CD section for the description of the album
Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico: Le Bataclan '72 Vol.1 Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 122-1P
Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico: Le Bataclan '72 Vol.2 Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 122-2P
Madden & Harris: Fool's Paradise. Akarma 180 Gr. LP AK315LP. This Australian duo is responsible for an exceptional fusion of progressive rock and folk, as the grooves of this album, originally released in a limited edition of 500 copies, prove. Published by Jasmine Records in 1975, Fool's Paradise manages to raise from its folkish background to a fuller rock experience, with the addition of mellotron and vintage keyboards. Dave Madden and Peter Harris are here backed up by a great rhythm section composed by Paul Baker (bass) and Doug Gallagher (drums) for an amazing session that reaches its apex in the suite that gives the name to the album. Impeccable. ?16
Maschera Di Cera: Le Porte Del Domani. AMS 62LP. Jan. 2013. See the CD section for the description!
Matching Mole: BBC 1972. B 13 (B202). 25/07/13. This LP combines material from three 1972 appearances on the BBC, including two for the legendary John Peel (all previously released in their entirety on CD by Hux Records). White vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies. ?16
Maxophone: S/T. (75). AMSLP23. 01/02/10. High quality, heavy 180 Gr. vinyl! ?20
McDonald and Giles: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ353LP). Gatefold LP with inside pocket. Jan. 2013. This much appreciated album also featured Michael Giles? brother Peter (from their days with Giles, Giles & Fripp) and guest musician Steve Winwood, whose keyboard playing can be heard on ?Turnham Green?. ?16
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: Now Here This. Abstract Logix. October 2012. New studio album available on a 180 gr. double vinyl Limited Collectors Edition + Download + free CD. This collector's pack includes an original signed photograph of John McLaughlin, a 4 page center fold photo, handwritten score of one tune and commentary from John McLaughlin on every piece from this album!
Misha Mengelberg / Steve Lacy / George Lewis / Arjen Gorter /Han Bennink: Change Of Season (Music of Herbie Nichols). Soul Note (SN521003). 180 gram LP + bonus CD of the album. Jan. 2013. Recorded in 1984.
Metamorfosi: ... E Fu Il Sesto Giorno. Vinyl Magic VMLP003. Deluxe edition of the debut album by this band from Rome, originally released in 1972 on the Vedette label. It has already most of the elements of "Inferno", with the peculiar voice of Jimmy Spitaleri, the strong rhythm section and the classical influenced keys, but you can also note some slight late 60's influences here. Very rare in original format, this is the first vinyl reissue ever and comes with great remastered sound, replica of the original gatefold cover and label, limited to 500 copies!
Metamorfosi: Inferno. New deluxe LP reissue for the band's unique Italian prog-rock opera and concept album from 1973! Superb gatefold cover LP edition with 180 gr. vinyl, all lyrics in the inner sleeve and original LP labels.
Mike Westbrook Concert Band, The : Celebration. Klimt Records (MJJ368LP). Street date: 21/11/13. Originally released on Deram in 1967, Celebration is one of the most important albums of the 1960s British progressive and avant-garde Jazz scene. The Mike Westbrook Concert Band included some of the UK?s most important jazz figures of the time, including John Surman, Mike Osborne, and Harry Miller. Available once again on LP for the first time in over 40 years. ?16
Miles Davis Sextet, The: Jazz At The Plaza. Doxy (DOX898LP). 22/08/13. Another fine live recording from 1958, recorded at the Edwardian Room of the Plaza Hotel for a bunch of record biz execs celebrating the success of Columbia Records jazz division. ?16
Miles Davis Quintet Together With Gil Evans Orchestra: At Carnegie Hall. Doxy ACV 2LP (ACV4003). Street date: 16/06/14(scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
Mingus, Charles: Jazz Composers Workshop. Doxy (DOX883LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. ?16
Mingus, Charles: Jazz Composers Workshop #2. Doxy (DOX884LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. ?16
The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach: S/T. Doxy (DOX863LP). Street date: 17/05/12. 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Recorded at Greenwich Village?s Café Bohemia on December 23rd, 1955, this brilliant live performance is an example of Mingus' well-known Jazz Workshop period, with Mal Waldron on piano, while George Barrow and Eddie Bert play tenor sax and trombone, respectively.?16
The Charlie Mingus Quintet: Chazz! ACV2012. May 2014. A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). Performed before a live audience at New York?s Club Bohemia on December 23, 1955 and featuring Mal Waldron on piano.
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall. ACV2017. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins & Frank Foster : Monk. Doxy (DOX853LP). Jan. 2014. Features a cover artwork by Andy Warhol, 1954. This album also had Art Blakey on drums and features Julius Watkins on French horn, as well as trumpetist Ray Copeland. ?16
Monk, Thelonious: Monk in France. Doxy (DOX901LP). 26/09/13. Thelonious Monk and his quartet spent a good chunk of 1961 touring Europe including this date, recorded at Olympia in Paris on April 18th.
Morgan, Derrick: Forward March. Dynamite (DNM14002). 180 Gr. LP. Street date: 22-05-14. Originally released in 1962, "Forward March!" is the first long player from one of Jamaica?s biggest stars of the early 1960s, who at one point occupied the first seven spaces on the JA pop chart! Included here is his biggest hit of all, rounded out with the title track ? a huge influence on the 2-Tone movement ? and 9 more classic sides of early ska.
Morricone, Ennio: L'uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo. AMS36LP. Red vinyl. May 2014. For this soundtrack of a Dario Argento movie, the maestro adopted a particular style that draws heavily on contemporary music and on the studies of his Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. First 500 copies are in red vinyl with a special 30x30cm insert resuming the best international flyers and lobby cards of the movie.
Mothers Of Invention, The : FZ at Artisan. B13 (B152). 07/12/11. 140 gram LP Clear vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with blue lettering; limited edition 500 copies. Recorded live between October 1968 and May 1969, these tracks were chosen, produced and mastered by Frank Zappa himself at Artisan Sound in Hollywood, CA in mid-1969. The album includes rare live versions of tracks recorded during The Mothers? first European tour (Autumn 1968) and at various locations around the USA (mostly in 1969). ?16
Paul Motian Trio: One Time Out. Soul Note (SN521001). 180 gram LP + bonus CD of the album. Jan. 2013. A truly unique trio in the history of modern jazz, the legendary Paul Motian (drums), along with the magnificent Bill Frisell (guitar) and Joe Lovano (tenor sax), represent the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond : Quartet. Doxy (DOX867LP) 180gr. LP. 28/06/12. Recorded in August 1957, this was Mulligan and Desmond?s first collaborative effort. A blend of standards and original compositions like Desmond?s ?Blues In Time?, and Mulligan?s hit song ?Line For Lyons?, Quartet is an absolute classic of Cool. ?16
Murple: Io Sono Murple. AMS 44 LP. Vinyl reissue with the same gatefold cover and insert as the original from 1974.
The first 300 copies are pressed in green vinyl.
Murray, David: Ming. Black Saint Dig-A-Log (BS520003). 180 gram LP + CD. Oct. 2012. A key work in Murray's discography and his debut as leader of this historic octet. ?17.
Museo Rosenbach: Zarathustra (73). Sony/Bmg 88697428191. 30/01/09. One of the masterpieces of Italian progressive rock finally reprinted on 180 gr. vinyl with digital remastered sound! Gatefold sleeve. ?21
Mushroom: Early One Morning. 180 gram LP. AK328LP. Originated in Dublin in 1972, Mushroom were one of the top folk prog Irish bands of the period. A collector's item, Early One Morning is now reissued with four bonus tracks that were originally released as singles. ?16
Nektar: Down to Earth. Sireena Records (SIREENA4015). 12/03/12. 1974's "Down To Earth" with Hawkwind friend Robert Calvert acting as ringmaster for the progressive circus is a tremendous listen. This edition also includes the reproduction of a classic live Nektar Poster
Nektar: Remember The Future. Sireena Records (SIREENA4011). Street date: 15/06/11. This edition comes in 180 gram heavy-weight vinyl and includes a reproduced Promo 7" Single with two radio versions. For the very first time! "Remember The Future" was originally released in 1973 and for many fans it always has been the masterpiece by the anglo-German band
Nero, Leo: Vero. AMSLP22. Street date: 20/01/2010. Behind this name is in fact keyboardist Gianni Leone, here in 1977 starting a solo career after the disbanding of his band Il Balletto di Bronzo . The album was recorded in New York in 1976 and is reissued for the very first time on a great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! (it had shortly previously seen a limited vinyl reissue in Japan). The album is totally played and sung by Leo himself; the sound is mainly keyboard based but Leone played drums, minimoog bass lines and even guitar on some tracks. ?20
New Trolls: Concerto Grosso. Deluxe LP Vinyl Magic VMLP129. May 2008. Here's a limited, wonderful reissue of the original album from 1971, with its gatefold cover and original label replicas. ?17,50
New Trolls: S/T. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. LP VM133LP. Sept. 08. The songs of this 2nd album from 1970 are still a pleasure to listen today; they are real beat and psych inspired killers, highlighted by great vocal harmonies and an Hendrix-inspired guitar playing. Not yet prog but catchy and well crafted! ?18
New Trolls: Searching For A Land. Vinyl Magic 2LP (VMLP139). May 2009. Brilliant reissue of the 1972 double album by Italian prog hitmakers, mostly sung in English. One of the 4 sides is a live recording. This wonderful reissue is an exact replica of the original, with the gatefold cover with top flap. A very nice collectable. 180g vinyl.
New Trolls: Senza Orario, Senza Bandiera. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. LP VM130LP. Sept. 08. Finally on LP again the legendary New Trolls debut album from 1969! The lyrics where written for them by singer songwriter Fabrizio De André, while music arrangements were due to a man that would become the producer of Le Orme! ?18
Nilovic, Janko: Funky Tramway. Vadim Music (VAD036LP). 180gr. LP. 05/07/11. Doted with a great reputation and very stable value in the often fluctuating rare groove market, Funky Tramway is often considered to be one of the rarest and most well developed of Janko Nilovic?s records, easily rivalling his famous cult album Rythmes Contemporains. ?17
No-Man: Returning Jesus. Reissued on the Tonefloat label in a lavish triple vinyl format, No-Man's acclaimed 2001 album has never looked or sounded better. The first two LPs comprise a re-mastered version of the existing album as well as all the EP tracks officially released during the period. The third LP contains previously unreleased alternate versions and demos made during the five year period Returning Jesus was being recorded. The initial limited edition of 500 copies is available on 180 gram marbled multi-coloured vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
No-Man: Schoolyard Ghosts. May 2008. A special limited edition of only 1.000 copies worldwide is pressed on coloured 180 grams double vinyl, and housed in a numbered cardboard slipcase, that also contains a full-colour 16page 12x12inch picture booklet, plus a 7inch with three exclusive schoolyard ghosts demos, written and recorded by Tim Bowness.
No-Man: Speak. Burning Shed. Deluxe 180 gram heavyweight vinyl edition in a lavish gatefold sleeve. The first 500 copies are pressed on marbled multi-coloured vinyl, and include an additional one-sided bonus 12" featuring the CD bonus track The Hidden Art Of Man Ray. Considered by Steven and Tim to be one of their finest works, the tracks date from the very earliest years of the band (1988-89), but were subject to re-recording and re-mixing in 1999.
No-Man: Together We're Stranger. This new 180g white vinyl version of the album comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and contains a previously unreleased 'drum' mix of "The Break-up For Real" and the album outtake "bluecoda".
Nuova Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno, La : Il Pittore Volante. AMSLP25. 16/02/10. 300 copies in black vinyl. After more than 30 years, Raccomandata Ricevuta di Ritorno is back and hits the streets with an astounding record with even more astounding guests, including Claudio Simonetti (Goblin), Lino Vairetti (Osanna) and even Carl Verheyen (Supertramp. ?20
Omega: 10.000 Paces. Moiras Records (CALP010). 15/12/11. This compilation available only on vinyl grabs the forgotten tracks of the early era between 68 and 70, including rare English versions, unreleased demo recordings and even a bonus track on a theme unusual for late 60s beat. ?20
Opus Avantra: Lord Cromwell. Artis (AR003LP). 16/09/11. Reissue of the 2nd album, which didn't feature singer Donella Del Monaco. ?18
Os Mutantes: S/T. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR336LP. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. With the release of their debut LP in 1968, Os Mutantes cracked the already red hot Tropicalia scene wide open. Fusing traditional Brazilian music, psychedelia, rock and a good dose of pure experimentalism, they quickly became giants both in Brazil and in the outer fringes of pop music, where they have managed to reign supreme for the past four decades.?16
Osage Tribe: Arrow Head. Vinyl Magic VM50LP. 23/03/12. Still considered a must-have for any Italian Prog listener, "Arrow Head" is now reissued as an audiophile 180 gr. black vinyl, enclosed in a gatefold cover faithful to the beautiful original edition from 1972. The band was founded by Franco Battiato.
Osanna: Milano Calibro 9. Vinyl Magic VMLP092. Osanna's 2nd album, originally released in 1972 on Fonit and used as film soundtrack under this title (the original title being "Preludio, Tema, Variazioni, Canzona"). Now available again, with the original gatefold cover and label replicas. Limited to 500 copies.
Osanna: Palepoli. Vinyl Magic VMLP127. Deluxe LP. Now available again with the original gatefold cover, label replicas and the printed inner sleeve including the lyrics. Limited to 500 copies. Palepoli - Osanna's third album - was originally released in 1973 and contains three long tracks only, the first of them an amazing mixture of progressive rock with local Napoli folk. The whole album has excellent guitar and powerful rhythm section, and the production of the record is fantastic.
Osanna: Rosso Rock (LPRG2212). Sept. 2012. See the CD section for details.
Osanna & David Jackson: Prog Family. AMS 16LP. Sept. 09. After the CD release, here comes a gatefold double LP with over 70 minutes of music (see details on the CD section under Italy)
Out Of Focus: Four Letter Monday Afternoon. Missing Vinyl Records (MV006). June 2009. From a vinyl-only label who specializes in music the world has been missing out on for decades, here's a fully authorized, limited deluxe exact double LP reissue on 180g vinyl of the third album from 1972 by one of the finest German Krautrock groups, almost entirely instrumental and with a strong brassy touch.. Expertly remastered from the mastertapes. Contains one bonus track (When I'm Sleeping).
Out Of Focus: S/T. Missing Vinyl Records (MV005). 2009. From the same label, this heavy progressive Krautrock from the very early 70's, with lots of organ/guitar/flute riffing; this is their jazzier 2nd album, from 1971, which includes the seventeen-minute long "Fly Bird Fly Television Program" (a great song, a great song title); extended instrumentals and abundant solos. Fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl, expertly remastered from the mastertapes.
Out Of Focus: Wake Up. Missing Vinyl Records (MV004). 2009. This is the first album (1970) of heavy progressive Krautrock by one of the finest Krautrock groups with organ, flute, and guitar riffing to satisfy even the greatest requirements; fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl, expertly remastered from the mastertapes.
Paatos: Sensors. Mellotronen. 2007. A live LP recorded in Germany, Holland and France. The 180 gram LP is housed in a thick gatefold sleeve. Release strictly limited to 500 copies.
Paatos: Silence Of Another Kind. Mellotronen. 2006. Very nicely done with foldout cover, printed innersleeve. Comes in black vinyl (800 copies) and in white vinyl (200 copies). Great album!
Paatos: Timeloss. Mellotronen. 2003. An emotional and very melodic album with dark passages. Housed in a nice gatefold sleeve with a different booklet than on the CD. The first 300 copies in coloured vinyl.
Paese dei Balocchi, Il : S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP125. Reissue on 180gr. vinyl of the sole album made in 1972 by this Italian prog band from Rome, formed in 1971. Here is a typical Italian symphonic prog album with strong classical influences and keyboards as lead instrument; it contains two long suites divided into small movements. ?20
Pagani, Mauro: S/T. Vinyl Magic (VM115LP). March 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue. The vinyl transfer has been made for the first time with the DMM technology (Direct Metal Mastering), with the aim of offering an even better sound quality. ?20
Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson & Brian Auger: Jam Session. Charly Records (180 Gr.). Recorded in April 1964, this album is the third jam session Sonny Boy Williamson recorded during his stay in London.
Pangea: Invasori. AMS-Vinyl Magic (AMSLP02). Deluxe LP. This is a conceptual album with 10 tracks put together into 2 long suites, some long instrumental and much elaborated parts, Italian lyrics. It's spacey progressive music with some pop hints too. It was out on Philips in 1976 but only in promotional form and without a cover! It comes today in gatefold cover, obviously new artwork, great sound and is limited to 500 copies that will sell-out very fast! ?17,50.
Panna Fredda: Uno. Vinyl Magic (VM118LP). 27/01/12. With the first 300 copies pressed on clear transparent vinyl, here's a reissue of the sole album made by this band from Rome in 1971. Some English prog influences can be heard and classical influences are evident, especially in the keyboard parts.
Panzerpappa: Astromalist. Rune Grammofon (RLP3135). Street date: 12/10/12. New album by the Norwegian Canterburians!
Parker, Charlie: On Dial Vol. 1. Doxy (DOX900LP). 26/09/13. Featuring material recorded during several sessions between February and July of 1946 for the Dial label
Pascal, Gigi & La Pop Compagnia Meccanica : S/T. June 2011. Limited numbered edition of 500 copies! Great and very rare album (probably pressed in just a few hundreds copies in 1973) with the Hammond organ and drums as main instruments; the music has some nice classical influences, long tracks and very good, complex arrangements !
Patterson, Ben: A Fluxus Elegy. Limited edition (17 VOCSON). Avant garde. The new Ben Patterson piece, issued as a one-sided LP on Alga Marghen's VocSon series, is based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa.
Pat Metheny Group: Missouri, June 1979. B13 (B210). Street date: 14/11/13. Culled from the touring behind their breakout hit LP, American Garage, this LP features some of their finest live recordings of that year, in the guitarist's home state of Missouri. Absolutely essential jam jazz from the master of the genre, in a limited edition of 500 copies on clear vinyl. ?16
Pelletier, Jean-Claude: Streaking. Vadim Music (VAD037LP). 180gr. LP. 05/07/11. Finally, one of European rare groove?s holy grails is rereleased, ?a dance record like no other? as the presentation on the back of its cult sleeve with the naked runner proudly announces. ?17
Pere Ubu: Pennsylvania. Vinyl Lovers (901295). 180 gr. LP + free 33 RPM 7?. 02/02/12. On this album originally released in 1998 in the UK, David Thomas and original guitarist Tom Herman, reunite for the first time in over 20 years; the free single includes ?My Name Is ...? - with Jim Jones on organ and drum machine and David Thomas playing the vocals from a Mac - and ?Fly?s Eye (alt. mix)?. ?15
PFM: A.D.2010 La Buona Novella Opera Apocrifa. Edel / Aerostella 0204902AER-CD(2010). 2LP edition. See details above (News page or Progressive page -> Italy).
PFM: The World Became The World. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP114LP). LP reissue with the original die-cut cover and printed innersleeve. Street date: 23/02/12. This edition of PFM?s second album for Manticore (74) has been remastered from the analog tapes. ?16
Pholas Dactylus: Concerto Delle Menti. Black Widow (BWR 107). Reissue of the famous and sole album, originally released on De Scalzi's label Magma. This new version also contains a 10 pages booklet full of vintage photos of the group, and a 4-pages insert that includes all the lyrics of the album.
Pieranunzi / Johnson / Baron: Deep Down. Soul Note (SN521002). 180 gram LP + bonus CD of the album. Jan. 2013. Album recorded in 1986.
Pooh, I: Alexandra. Vinyl Magic (VM160LP). LP reissue in a faithful replica of the original, on splatter colored vinyl.
Pooh, I: Contrasto (VMRS358). Strictly limited reissue of 500 copies with original (and great) artwork and improved sound quality. This is their 2nd album from 1968. Rare and nearly gone by March 2008. ?30
Pooh, I: Opera Prima. Vinyl Magic (VMLP158). 21/03/14. Reissue of the band's fourth LP - released in 1971 - in a faithful replica of the original gatefold pressing. "Splatter effect" coloured vinyl.
Pooh, I: Per Quelli Come Noi (VRM36033). Strictly limited reissue of 500 copies with original (and great) artwork and improved sound quality. This is their debut album from 1966. Rare and nearly gone by March 2008. ?30
Pooh, I: Per Quelli Come Noi (VRM36033). Feb. 2014. Special limited edition (200 copies) reissued on red vinyl!
Pooh, I: Memorie. VPA 8083 LP. Sept. 2012. This album from 1969 was the last released by Vedette Records, before the band moved on to CBS. Enclosed in a beautiful gatefold cover, a replica of its original version, the LP is here enhanced by the attached 7" single "Nel buio / Cose di questo mondo" (1967), in its rarest alternate cover version. ?28
Pooh, I: Opera Prima. Vinyl Magic (VM158LP). Feb. 2014. Vinyl Magic reissue of the band's fourth album from 1971, faithful to the original gatefold pressing. 'Splatter effect' coloured vinyl. ?20
Popol Vuh: Einsjäger Und Siebenjäger. Spalax. With Daniel Fischescher
Porcupine Tree: Deadwing. August 2005: A small number of copies are remaining of this deluxe 2LP blue vinyl edition in thick gatefold sleeve with poster. Side 4 also includes the tracks from the Lazarus CD single "So Called Friend" and "Half-light".
Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet. Finally for all vinyl fanatics comes the double LP edition of Fear of a Blank Planet, issued by vinyl specialists ToneFloat. The double vinyl edition includes the album as well all 4 tracks from the the Nil Recurring mini album, all on 180 gram vinyl, packed in a state of the art heavy gatefold picture sleeve with innerbags, designed by Carl Glover.
Porcupine Tree: Moonloop. Vinyl preorder can be sent in March 2006. Issued originally on CD in 2001 for the fan club in an edition of 500 copies, this is a limited vinyl edition of the most sought after Porcupine Tree release. A long spacey, psychedelic improvisation of over forty minutes in length, moonloop is regarded as the holy grail for fans of Porcupine Tree's space rock era. Available in a limited run on white vinyl and housed in a twelve inch dark blue PVC, screen printed bag this will no doubt become as sought after as the original CD edition.
Porcupine Tree: On The Sunday of Life. 2LP. This continues Headspin's reissuing of the whole PT Delerium years catalogue. Deluxe remastered black vinyl double LP in a gatefold sleeve. Porcupine Tree's 1992 debut is an album that stands up a modern day psychedelic classic. With acid warped lyrics, quirky melodies, effected vocals and trippy backwards guitar work, the album also hints at the direction the band would take later
Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream. Porcupine Tree's 1999 studio album released on black vinyl as a deluxe double LP set on US label Gates of Dawn. The remaster of the original album is on sides 1-3, and side 4 contains bonus tracks Ambulance Chasing and Even Less (full length 14 minute version). Comes in a lavish thick gatefold sleeve using the new artwork created by Lasse Hoile, and designed by Carl Glover. Previously available pressed on grey vinyl.
Porcupine Tree: The Incident. This most ambitious statement of intent to date is available in both regular and special double vinyl editions. The special edition is limited to 2000 copies worldwide, and features the two discs in separate picture sleeves together with a superb 48-page 12" book housed in a custom printed pvc slipcase.
Porcupine Tree: Up The Downstair. 2LP Burning Shed. Porcupine Tree have released a new double vinyl version in beautiful gatefold cover and inner sleeves. Content is the same as the new 2004 2 CD remaster, except that record two, Staircase Infinities, also includes a bonus track from the same era, Phantoms (this track can also be found on the Stars Die CD anthology).
Porcupine Tree: We Lost The Skyline. On the 4th october 2007 Porcupine Tree showed up for an in-store performance and signing session at park avenue cds in Orlando, Florida, with 200 fans also in attendance. Although it was originally planned that the full band would play, lack of space dictated that it was only the two guitarists/singers Steven Wilson & John Wesley who delivered an impromptu performance, including many songs rarely (if ever) played by the band, making for a very special and intimate show. Fortunately this one-off event was captured by a remote recording facility and the complete 8 song, 33 minute performance is now being released by Tonefloat in a 180 Gr. vinyl edition with a gatefold picture sleeve created by photographer Lasse Hoile and designer Carl Glover.
Presley, Elvis: Sunshine. Universe pict. LP UV164LP. All Elvis's early Sun Studios recordings on one extraordinary and collectable picture disc. Recorded at SUN Studios, 1955. ?16
Prince Buster: I Feel The Spirit. Dynamite (DNM14001). 180 Gr. vinyl. Street date: 22/05/14. One of the most important figures in the development of ska ? and, ultimately, reggae ? music. Not just an innovator, he?s also one of the more distinct and distinguished voices in the history of Jamaican popular music. I Feel The Spirit is his very first long player ? and was a hit both at home in Kingston, and in the West Indian clubs of London, where it would help to inspire the late 70s/early 80s 2-Tone movement. This album is one of the most important LP documents of early Jamaican ska!
Procession: Fiaba. Vinyl Magic VMLP123. Deluxe LP. With this second and last album from 1974, Fiaba moved away from hard rock. With a new line-up (only keeping guitarist and vocalist from their original line-up), Procession made it different, and still much better. Fiaba is an astounding piece of progressive rock with a slight symphonic feel, with guitar, bass, drums, flute and sax, and occasional keys, now reissued in its gatefold cover and also label's replica.
Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno: Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo. Deluxe LP Vinyl Magic VMLP117. May 2008 reissue of their sole album, released in 1972 on Cetra-Fonit. The original LP came out in a gorgeous gatefold cover with a very nice drawing in the inner gatefold and it's a particularly hard to find item. Typical Italian progressive sound with acoustic guitar, flutes and lots of keyboards, along with some jazz influences. A good representative album from the Italian progressive golden years. ?17,50
Radius, Alberto: Radius. Oct. 08. Very limited reissue by BMG/Sony of this solo album from 1972 by the guitarist of Formula 3. This album has several members of Area guesting on a few tracks + other guests as well!
Reale Impero Britannico, Il: Perché Si Uccidono. AMS LP13. Sept. 09. Released in a very small batch of copies in January 1976 as the soundtrack of an obscure movie, this recording is a gem for collectors because it features the members of Goblin at a time where they still called themselves Cherry Five. An essential and rare record for Goblin lovers, that will suit both all psychedelic and progressive minds! ?18
Residents, The: Residue Of The Residents. Superior Viaduct (SV073). Format: 2LP. Street date: 27/03/14. Originally released on Ralph Records in 1983 and spanning The Residents? career up to that point, this first-time vinyl reissue has been expanded to a double LP and contains 26 songs, a collection of outtakes, rare tracks and other experiments from this legendary San Francisco collective.
Residents, The: Santa Dog. 2 x 7" from Superior Viaduct (SV072). Street date: 27/03/14. First-time vinyl reissue of their debut release, first appeared in 1972 on the equally enigmatic Ralph Records / Cryptic Corporation, complete with Christmas-themed fold-out sleeve. The package is an essential artifact for devout fans and beginners!
Roach, Max: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. So Far Out (OUT5001LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. LP reissue of a classic gem! Recorded in August 1960, was the first of several jazz-as-protest albums explicitly to voice the growing demand for equal rights. Conceived as a suite by Roach, its composer and arranger, the album features a shifting cast of players, with only Roach and singer Abbey Lincoln heard throughout. ?16
Rocchi, Claudio: Il Miele dei Pianeti, le Isole, le Api (1974). Sony (88691988991) LP reissue. Street date: 13/04/12. A transitional album that would begin to pull the mystical, improvisational drone-folk back from the edges of space and reassert a more deliberate song structure here and there. Rocchi was helped here by musicians from Aktuala and this introduces a different flavor, compared to his previous few albums.
Rocky's Filj: Storie Di Uomini E Non (1973). Sony 88697512641. May 2009. Definitely a band that deserved more consideration, Rocky's Filj broke up soon after the album was recorded. The album is jazz-rock oriented, but all the tracks have vocals, and Rocky's voice is very original.
Rollins, Sonny: Freedom suite. Doxy Dig-A-Log (DOK213LP). 180 gr. LP + 2 extra tracks and bonus CD of the album! 15/03/12. Recorded in 1958, this historic album cemented Rollins? status as one of the greatest innovators in jazz. Experimenting for the first time with the ?extended format? in a sax-led trio, Rollins and his all-star rhythm section (Oscar Pettiford on bass and Max Roach on drums) get down to business with the groundbreaking 19-minute ?Freedom Suite?, which Rollins uses to draw a parallel between freedom in music and freedom for African Americans in the 1950s. Featuring two bonus tracks, including the Roach / Pettiford original, ?There Will Never Be Another You?.
Rota, Nino: 8 e Mezzo. Doxy Cinematic (DOC103). Limited edition of 500 copies. May 2014.
Rota, Nino: Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). Doxy Cinematic (DOC104). Limited edition of 500 copies. May 2014. Soundtrack for Visconti?s masterpiece!
Rota, Nino: La Dolce Vita. Doxy Cinematic (DOC102). Limited edition of 500 copies. May 2014. Legendary score from the legendary Fellini?s movie. The music by Nino Rota is sometimes quasi-liturgical, sometimes jazz, sometimes rock; lurking beneath is the irreverence of tuba and accordions, and snatches of pop songs.
Roversi, Cristiano: AntiQua. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC LP 02). 19/11/12. Solo project from Moongarden's keybardist! Says Roversi: "AntiQua is a strange land where time flows at a more natural pace, I don?t really know if it?s on our planet, or even if it exists in the past, present or future, near or far?AntiQua manifests when we need it, every time we give in to dreams and forget about the daily grind. It is a goblet of wine in a candlelit tavern."
Samadhi: S/T (VMLP124). New vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. ?17
Savages, The: Live In The Studios Of Columbia University?s WKCR On March 21, 1974. B13 (B209). Street date: 14/11/13. An absolutely electric performance from Sonny & Linda Sharrock, with their group, The Savages, recorded for NYC radio station WKCR. Sonny?s guitar playing on this set is a revelation and Linda?s wordless vocals complement it perfectly. Groove based experimental jazz at its absolute finest. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent yellow vinyl. ?16
Schipa Jr., Tito: Orfeo 9. Vinyl Magic (VM134LP). 2LP. Oct. 2013. This double album was one of the first examples of pop operas in Italy. Influenced by classical music, Schipa released a beautiful work that can be hardly described as a proper rock album, but surely falls into the progressive music field. It featured for example Brainticket's leader Joel Vandroogenbroeck and drummer Tullio De Piscopo. Faithful reproduction of the original edition, including the additional lyrics booklet.
Schulze, Klaus: Midi Klassik. Vinyl Lovers (901301). 180 gr. 2LP. 31/05/12. Released briefly on CD in 1994 and never before released on vinyl, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze gives here a new reading of well-known compositions by Smetana, Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, among others. ?20
Schulze, Klaus: Mirage. Revisited Records (B0023P7ZW6). 2009 LP reissue. Will include a 16 page booklet in "original design". ?19
Schulze, Klaus: X. Revisited Records. 26-06-2009 2LP reissue of the album from 78. Will include an impressive booklet in the "original design". ?24
Scorch Trio with Mars Williams: Made in Norway. Rune Grammofon (RLP 2119). 09/11/11. Vinyl only release in a numbered, limited edition of only 500. White vinyl. Classic double live album from this free spirited international trio, this time expanded with Chicago sax player Mars Williams. Recorded at Oslo´s Café Mono and at the Nattjazz festival in Bergen, both in May 2011, this fully shows how new drummer Frank Rosaly now is a perfect partner to founders Raoul Björkenheim (guitar) and bass player Ingebrigt Hĺker Flaten, not to mention Williams who fits in perfectly with only a minimum of rehearsals before these concerts. The interplay is simply stunning and the sound is of studio quality. Sporting a beautiful gatefold sleeve this is simply a great package all around.
Semiramis: Dedicato a Frazz (1973). TRI 1004 LP. New reissue in 180 gr. vinyl LP for collectors of the unique Semiramis Italian progresive album from 1973. Now available in limited edition LP with green vinyl. Only 200 copies available!
Senogul: S/T. PAT Records (PAT-001 LP). 2008. 2LP release of the debut album by a Spanish instrumental band hailing from Asturias. Mediterranean flavored prog rock crossed with jazz-rock. ?22
Sensation's Fix: Fragments of light. Ltd. Edition. Superior Viaduct (SV027 LP). Dec. 2013. Reissue of this stellar proggy krautrock debut album, originally released on Polydor in 1974. Fluid, meditative guitar leads and innovative use of synthesizers, combined with a noted lack of percussion (and vocals) on all but a few songs, have drawn comparisons to Kosmische legends Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh.
Siena Root: Different Realities. Headspin Records (HSLP314). 17/10/09. Limited 180 gram vinyl issue of the 4th album from this Swedish quartet, housed in a deluxe gatefold 'embossed' sleeve! We get here 2 long tracks, divided into 10 pieces, whereof the first section is a classic Siena Root sounding experience, recalling bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, but with a more psychedelic edge. The 2nd part is an Indian inspired piece filled with stoned moments, sitars, tablas and of course electric instruments.
Simmons, Sonny: Music From The Spheres. ?12
Simone, Nina: At Carnegie Hall. Doxy ACV 2LP(ACV4002). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). This concert held on May 12th 1963 was her first at the famous venue. Side 3 & 4 consist in exceptional bonus tracks!! ?16
Simone, Nina: Nina At Town Hall. 4 Men With Beards 4m129 180 Gr. LP. One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this 1959 Colpix LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "The Other Woman," and "Wild Is the Wind." with supportive work from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Al "Tootie" Heath. ?17,5
Simone, Nina: The Amazing Nina Simone. 4 Men With Beards 4m126 180 Gr. Nina's second LP, originally released in 1959. ?17,5
Slits, The: Cut. 4 Men With Beards 180 gram LP (4M506). Originally released in 1979, the debut from British all-girl post-punk band The Slits is available on 180 gram vinyl for the first time. Mixing a punk attitude and D.I.Y style with reggae rhythms and dub recording techniques, The Slits made some of the most avant pop of the period, which still sounds fresh and innovative today. ?18
Soft Machine: Live at Het Turfschip, Netherlands, 31 January 1970. Vinyl Lovers 180 gr. 2LP (901240). 12/01/12. Especially interesting if only because this double LP represents the only existing recording of a very rare and short-lived quintet version of the band. Sax/ flute player Lyn Dobson was the fifth member here, left over from the band?s days as a septet. Just three months later Dobson would move on, leaving the classic Ratledge-Dean-Hopper-Wyatt line-up in place. ?20
Soft Machine: The Earliest Recordings. B13 (B159). Format: 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering & red label (limited edition 500 copies). This is actually a selection of tracks taken from OOP Voiceprint releases: Canterburied Sounds Vol. 1 & 3 + Daevid Allen Trio live in 1963 (at London?s Marquee club). ?16
Solal, Martial: Breathless (Ŕ Bout de Souffle) - Original Soundtrack. Doxy DOY665LP. Gatefold 180 gr. 45 rpm LP with inside pocket. 31/05/12. Don?t miss this deluxe vinyl edition of the original soundtrack to Jean Luc Godard?s 1960 masterpiece Ŕ Bout de Souffle. For the soundtrack, Godard enlisted the talents of Martial Solal, a member of the Parisian jazz scene whose low key approach gave the film exactly the ambience it needed to exude ?young, cool and sexy? from every pore ... which it still does with surprising efficacy, more than 50 years later. ?16
Som Ambiente: S/T. Whatmusic. April 2004. A cool and funky covers album showcasing the anonymous talents of later brazilian supergroup Azymuth!
Som Imaginario: S/T. Street date: 15/11/08. Sweet Dandelion (SWDDL713). Limited edition (500 copies), with remastered sound and preserving the original artwork. This debut album from 1970 is full of psychedelic effects and pounding beats, all blended with traditional Brazilian styles like Samba and Bossanova, and with that special magic that music out of this country has. Finally reissued in vinyl, this is the key to completing your Brazilian psych collection. ?18
Sorrenti, Jenny: Com?č Grande Enfermidade (PS 054). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 18/05/12. New album by ex Saint Just vocalist. Her voice is better than ever and if you are into Celtic folk like Enya or Clannad, this LP is for you! Sung in italian and in other languages and dialects. Limited signed copy!
Spalding, Esperanza: Junjo. Ayva Music (AYVALP 036). 18/05/11. Limited Edition vinyl pressing (Audiophile Grade 180 Gram Vinyl). Esperanza Spalding's debut recording project, the nine-track Junjo includes original works by Esperanza, pianist Aruán Ortiz and drummer Francisco Mela in addition to handpicked classics by Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti , pianist Jimmy Rowles (The Peacocks) and Chick Corea (Humpty Dumpty).
Special Providence: Soul Alert (HRLP 1303). 2013. LP release of the Hungarian band's third album (2012 as CD).
Spirits Burning: Alien Injection. Black Widow BWR103. 2LP. A free-will multi-participant association founded by American musician, composer and producer Don Falcone.
Stalteri, Arturo: Andrč sulla Luna. Sony (88691989001) LP reissue of the debut solo album (79) by the mastermind behind the cult band Pierrot Lunaire. Street date: 13/04/12.
Stormy Six: Un Biglietto Del Tram. Vinyl Magic VM 096 LP. 27/04/12. This classic album from 75 is finally back, here officially reissued for the very first time as a 180 gr. audiophile black vinyl, with a faithful reproduction of the original release artwork.
Sun Ra: Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra vol.1 + Vol. 2. Picture Discs LP 180 gram Get Back (GET 1004P & 1005P). 65. Considered to be one of Sun Ra's finest mid '60s recordings - moreover his quintessential - The Heliocentric Worlds saw Sun Ra conducting group improvisations of a music that is extraordinary, unique and without precedent. ?16
Sun Ra: Nothing Is. Get Back Picture Disc LP 180 Gr. (GET 1007P). This ESP-Disk' release was recorded during a tour of New York State colleges at the peak of the free-jazz revolution in 1966. ?16
Sun Ra: Reflections In Blue. ?12
Sun Ra Quartet: The Mystery Of Being: Voice Studio Rome 2, 7, 8, 13 January, 1978. Klimt Records 3LP Boxset (MJJ316TLP). Dec. 2013. Sun Ra's legendary 1978 Italian studio sessions, now available together for the first time ever on vinyl! Long sought-after by collectors, these extremely rare studio sessions were originally released in 1978 as two double LPs (New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues) on the mysterious Italian jazz label, Horo Records. They have never been reissued on vinyl (and only partially reissued on CD) until now!
Supertramp: Breakfast In America. ?15
Surman, John & Warren, John: Tales Of The Algonquin. Klimt Records (MJJ374). Street date: 14/04/14. Long sought after by jazz collectors across the globe, this album, originally released in 1971, is one of the finest artifacts of the British modal and free jazz scene of the 1960s/1970s. Johns Surman and Warren, like their contemporary Mike Westbrook, take the big band form and flip it on its head by incorporating elements of modal, free, and progressive jazz. The results are powerful and this album is perhaps the greatest example of that quintessentially British jazz style.
Swans: The Burning World (IF02). May 2014. LP reissue.
Szabo, Gabor: In Budapest. Moiras Records (MOIRAS007LP). Street date: 30/12/08. The Hungarian-born jazz guitar legend was at the peak of his career in 1974, when he first visited his abandoned homeland after 18 years of absence. He was invited by the Hungarian Television to record a few tracks with session musicians of his choice.
Television: Adventure. 4 Men With Beards 180 gram LP (4M507). Adventure portrays the dreamier side of this groundbreaking 1970s band. ?18
Television: Live at the Old Waldorf, June 29, 1978. B 13 (B190). 140 Gr. clear vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). Jan. 2013. A professionally recorded live performance, just two months after the release of their second LP, Adventure.?16
Teoremi, I: I Teoremi. AMS 45 LP. 07/10/11. Originally released in 1972 on the small Polaris label, this debut album with a sound strongly influenced by hard rock is now reissued as a perfect replica of the original, with a textured gatefold cover and a flap on the right side. The first 300 copies are printed on white vinyl. ?25
The Trio: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ367DLP). 2LP. Street date: 21/11/13. This is a monster of avant-garde and free jazz, originally released on the Dawn label in 1970. It lined up Barre Phillips on bass, Stu Martin on drums and English saxophonist John Surman! ?20
Three Monks: Neogothic Progressive Toccatas. Black Widow (BWR 132 LP). June 2011. A fantastic mix of 19th century classical romanticism and heavy prog, all centered around magnificent church organs!
Time Travellers: Chapters III & IV. Presence Records (PRELP-030). This is the 2nd opus released by this Finnish outfit mixing prog, space rock with the energy of a power rock trio
Tito Puente and His Orchestra : Dance Mania. So Far Out 180 Gr. LP (OUT5010LP). 08/08/13. Originally released in 1958, Dance Mania is amongst a handful of late 50's Latin LPs that took the sounds of mambo, cha cha, and guaguanco, out of Spanish Harlem and Puerto Rico and into the mainstream of America. Featuring conga master Ray Barretto
Toussaint, Allen: Life, Love and Faith. 4menwithbeards (4M213LP). 180 gr. LP. 29/03/12. 1972's Life, Love And Faith was Toussaint's first album for Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. ?17
Toussaint, Allen: Southern Nights. 4menwithbeards (4M214LP). 180 gr. LP. 29/03/12. This was Allen Toussaint's 1975 "swing for the fences" attempt at an all out masterpiece. Somewhat of a concept album, with reoccurring instrumental themes usually based on the title track popping up between songs, this album spawned at least two hits for other artists. ?17
Trees: Live! Klint (MJJ341LP). Street date: 31/05/12. Extremely rare live in studio recordings of one of England?s most superlative female-fronted acid folk bands, recorded in 1971 and 1972 with DJ Bob Harris for BBC Radio 1. Formed in London in 1969, Trees have been likened to a more psychedelic Fairport Convention. These are mostly tracks that never appeared on either one of their studio albums (The Garden Of Jane Delawney and On The Shore both released on CBS in 1970), making it an especially significant addition for collectors. ?15
Trettiĺriga Kriget: Efter Efter. Mellotronen. 15/08/11. This album concludes the trilogy that began with "The Fire of Years" in 2004, Trettioĺriga Kriget's amazingly strong comeback after twenty years. Vinyl edition (MELLOLP10) or multicoloured limited vinyl edition (MELLOLP10COL)
Tugs: Europa Minor. AMS 221 LP. 180gr. vinyl LP edition including a maxi 8-page 30x30cm booklet. See under CD for the detailed description of the album
Turner, Ike & Tina: Dynamite! Rumble Records (RUM2011060LP). Street date: 20/03/2014. The second Ike & Tina Turner LP was comprised of 1961-1962 recordings made in the midst of their rigorous touring schedule along the fabled "chitlin' circuit" and in between club residencies in their home base of St. Louis. ?15
Tyner, McCoy: Inception. Doxy (DOX890LP) 180 gr. vinyl. 11/07/13. This album was the pianist's debut and is essentially the John Coltrane Quartet minus Coltrane as it features Art Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. ?16
Uno: S/T (VMLP 109). When Osanna disbanded, two of their members went to form the new group UNO, this was in 1974. That same year, they released their only album, musically quite similar to the late Osanna prog-folk sound. New reissue with the original gatefold cover, replica of the labels and 180 grams vinyl.
L'Uovo Di Colombo: S/T. AMSLP18. street date: 20/10/2010. Never reissued on vinyl before, here's a great sounding 180g high quality vinyl of the sole album released in 1973 by this Italian super group, with the very good voice of Toni Gionta , later singer in Cherry Five. He is backed by a keyboard/bass/drums trio in perfect Le Orme style, with occasional use of acoustic and electric guitar. ?20
Ut New Trolls: Do Ut Des. AMS/IMM 1012LP. 2013. See the CD section for the description
Utopia: Adventures In Utopia LP ?12,00
Utopia: Anthology '74-'85. 2 LP. ?15,00
Utopia: Deface The Music. LP. ?12,00
Van Der Graaf Generator: H To He, Who Am The Only One. Four Men with Beards (4M217LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Originally released on Charisma in 1970, this is the 3rd album from Peter Hammill's legendary British prog group. ?17
Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts. Four Men with Beards (4M218LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Released in 1971 and 4th album from the band, Pawn Hearts is an absolute classic of British progressive and cosmic space rock. ?17
Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other. Four Men with Beards (4M216LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Released in 1970, it is technically the 2nd Van Der Graaf Generator album, but is the first with the full band. Recorded in late 1969 at the cutting edge Trident Studios. ?17
Van Der Graaf Generator : Aerosol Grey Machine. LP. ?15,00
Veloso, Caetano: Caetano Veloso. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR337. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1968, Caetano Veloso?s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles? Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, which fused Brazilian music with pop, psychedelia and social awareness. ?16
Velvet Underground: Live in Dallas, TX: 28 October 1969. B13 (B158). 03/05/12. 140 gr. vinyl ? clear Purple vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with yellow lettering; limited edition of 500 copies. Some of the material included here was once released on the Velvet Underground Live album, but with a bad audio quality, due to Mercury?s use of third or fourth generation tapes. However, the first generation tapes have since resurfaced and the difference in sound quality (heard here) is a welcome one! ?16
Venetian Power: The Arid Land. Vinyl Magic (VMLP159). 21/03/14. First reissue ever by Vinyl Magic, a faithful reproduction of the 1971 original LP: an item which is practically impossible to find in any way!!! This 15-piece group from Venezia can hardly be described as a prog band and was in fact a theatre group formed by composer Claudio Ambrosini to represent his "The Arid Land" play in Northern Italy.
Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come: Journey in Time. Black Widow (BWR 157). Street date: 09-04-14. See the CD section for description of the content.
Waits, Tom: Live At Ivanhoe Theater, Chicago, IL ? November 21st, 1976. B 13 (B206). Street date: 14/11/13. This Chicago live date is one of the finest sessions (both in terms of performance and recording quality) from the 76-77 world tour. Featuring his classic backing group of the time, The Nocturnal Emissions, this is Waits? at his drunken, pessimistic best. Limited edition of 500 copies on clear vinyl.
Walrus: S/T. The Electricity Recording Company (ELPS-201). LP release! Not to be confused with the British band from the 70's, this one comes from Sweden. While early German Electronic Kraut Rock seems to be in the band?s collective DNA, that?s just a small part of it. The roots of their music may be firmly planted in age old Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, but their branches reach well into the future ? to a new kind of Post-Rock perhaps. And theirs is a sound that changes constantly. Going from pastoral and emotional to jugular aggression in mere seconds, the band ebbs and flows, back and forth, creating spectacular atmospheres and moods. Building tension and tearing it down, telling stories and painting pictures. There is nothing quite like it.
Waterloo: First Battle. Guerssen (GUESS 061). Street date: 02/09/09. Originally released in 1970, this is the sole output by the Belgian band, blending progressive rock and heavy prog, with an obvious Jethro Tull influence. This first ever official vinyl reissue offers high quality standards including an insert with extensive liners and photos.
Web: I Spider. Klimt Records (MJJ354LP). Gatefold LP with inside pocket. Jan. 2013. Third and last album from 1970 before the name changed to Samurai. ?16
Wicked Minds: Visioni, Deliri e Illusioni. Black Widow BWR 136 LP. June 2011. See description for the CD edition at the top of this page!
Williamson, Harry / Smyth, Gilli / Allen, Daevid: Stroking The Tail Of The Bird. Vinyl Lovers (901462). 180 Gr. vinyl + 7" Bonus! 25/07/13. Previously released under the Mother Gong moniker, this album compiled recordings that span from the 70's to the 90's. Glissando guitars and meditative synths combine to make timeless and ethereal psychedelia on par with Allen's best work in Gong. ?16
Wilson, Steven: Catalogue / Preserve / Amass. May 2012. Strictly limited to 2000 copies, here's an album of live recordings made during Wilson's solo tour in October 2011. Side two of the album is filled by one track, the 23 minutes long "Raider II"
Wilson, Steven: Unreleased Electronic Music. Burning Shed. Second black vinyl edition of this deluxe 2 LP reissue of the long out of print CDR, including one 9 minute bonus track. Comes in a full-colour gatefold sleeve designed by Lasse Hoile, featuring an SW self-portrait photograph on the front. A collection of music recorded by SW between 1990-2003 in an electronic vein that did not find a home in any of his other projects.
Wisdoom, The: Hypothalamus. Heavy Psych Sounds (HPS015). Street date: 13/02/14. The Wisdoom is a doom/sludge/heavy psych band based in Rome (Italy) and formed at the end of 2010. This is their first full length album, with 4 brand new songs for 45 minutes of pure ecstatic violence through a desperate and lysergic trip over sleep phases. Hypothalamus will be released in a limited edition of 600 copies (200 with white cover and white marbled vinyl, 200 copies with black cover and pink vinyl, 200 copies with black cover and clear vinyl).
Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes, Chris Corsano: Malus. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 73). 2014. Limited edition of 300 copies!
Wyatt, Robert: The End of an Ear. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP201). 09/09/13. Featuring significant contributions from his Soft Machine bandmate Elton Dean, amongst others, The End Of An Ear is the first solo and one of the more adventurous titles in Robert Wyatt?s catalog. It?s an album much more in line with the electronic jazz experimentation of Miles Davis and the avant-garde than the singer-songwriter material Wyatt would later be known for.
Yes: Time And A Word. MOV (MOVLP988). 180 Gr. vinyl. Release date: 17/01/14. LP reissue of the 2nd album, with insert
Zem: S/T. PAT Records (PAT-004 LP). 2008. Newer Spanish prog outfit, offering here a music with a strong jazz-rock flavour, sustained by a very efficient rhythm section; the originality comes from the choice of vibraphone as main solo instrument, battling with sax and flute or guitars (including synth guitar), performed by the band's leader. ?18
Zushi, Naoki : III. Klimt Records (MJJ371LP). 28/11/13. Japanese guitarist Naoki Zushi was a founding member of 80s noise rock legends Hijokaidan, and has played on many albums with psychedelic folk group Nagisa Ni Te, as well as recording under his own name since the late 80s. His third solo album, appropriately titled III, was originally released only on CD in 2005. A beautiful piece of meditative and progressive folk-rock that harkens back to the best albums of the 70's, III is issued here on LP for the first time. ?15
Zzebra: S/T. Sireena Records (SIR4017). Street date: 20/08/12. 180 gr. LP reissue of this album from 1974, between jazz-rock and art rock, added a decent shot of Nigerian folk music; with ex members of brassy band If!
Řresund Space Collective: Entering into the Space Country. Kommun 216. 15/06/11. This is the 3rd vinyl and 10th proper release by the Řresund Space Collective, the first to feature guitarist Claus Břhling (Hurdy Gurdy, Secret Oyster, Elektrum) who joined them in the studio. A huge jam party with 4 to 5 guitarists present plus other instruments too. There are a lot of guitar interactions and great melodic lines and solos by all.
Řresund Space Collective: Live at Roadburn 2010. Space Rock Productions (SRP03). 2LP. This is the 9th release by the space rock band from the Řresund region in Scandinavia, featuring members of Copenhagen and Malmö. Opening the Roadburn Festival on April 15th 2010, they delivered a totally improvised music for a packed audience of fans and enthusiastic lovers of psychedelic rock.
Řresund Space Collective: West, Space And Love. Street date: 03/08/12. LP limited edition (500 copies) of an album recorded on October 10-11th, 2009 at the Space Station Studio CPH, Copenhagen.
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